Melissa (Lisi) Pendleton is a thirty-year-old, newly-graduated architect specializing in historic restoration. In this first book in the Lisi Pendelton Mysteries, she is thrilled to secure a position with one of the premier firms in New York City, but quits in tears after being assaulted by her boss. A long-estranged aunt makes a serendipitous offer of room and board in the village of Aerdon in the Hudson River Valley in return for restoring the decaying family mansion. When a body is discovered on the Aerdon Manor estate, she realizes she must fight to save not only her aunt’s home, but her own new-found family. Realizing she can communicate with the old house she fears her new-found paranormal gift is just her imagination.