||Jess was happy when her family lived by the bay, but something is wrong with their new house. Since her family moved, her sister Vida has become wild and furious and believes in all kinds of strange magic. Her brother Clem is so preoccupied he hasn't even unpacked. | Their mother is lying sick in her bedroom upstairs and refuses to talk or come out, which is getting on Vida's nerves. The ghost begins to appear to Jess--at first as a fast blur in the corner of her eye, then as the swish of invisible legs keeping step with her own, and the skin-crawling feeling that someone is watching. Who is this ghost and with whom does she want to communicate?