While planting a cherry tree, landscaper Baxley Powell's shovel strikes something solid. Intrigued, she clears the sand away and reveals a human skull. After calling the sheriff, Baxley use her dreamwalking abilities to get a jump-start on identifying the victim.
The deputies arrive to secure the scene. They believe she's tampering with evidence and taser her. Emotions flare, but the sheriff agrees to hire her as a consultant, if she closes cases. With a daughter to support and bills she can't pay, Baxley is motivated to succeed.
Things get dicey when she unearths a murder victim on the same jobsite, planting Baxley in the suspect pool. For calling unwanted attention to her private retreat, Baxley's landscaping client fires her, stiffing her for the plants and labor.
Meanwhile, her father retires as county dreamwalker, passing the community service responsibility along to her.
Baxley's dreamwalking sideline competes for her time with her day jobs of landscaping and pet-sitting. Folks show up on her doorstep at all hours to pass messages to the departed. Though her money problems persist, food randomly appears at her door, and her hair develops a telltale white streak in the forelock overnight.
Just what every young woman wants, a permanent bad hair day.
Threats to her safety mount as Baxley delves into the victim's life--in both worlds. With a killer dogging her heels and spirits nipping at her mind, Baxley follows her dreams to find the truth.