When she unearths the bones of a young child, Beverly Vernon's life is transformed in ways she never expected.
Widowed Beverly Vernon, a displaced East Coast children's book illustrator and mother of two childless adult daughters, is finding it difficult to settle in rural Florida. Filling her days by painting the portrait of a longed-for imaginary grandchild, she is struggling to find meaning in her life. But everything changes when she uncovers the bones of a young child in her backyard. A child who evidently died through violent means.
Determined to find out who the child was and how and why they died, Beverly notices that the portrait she's working on seems to change of its own accord - and that's not the only unexplained phenomenon taking place within her home. Is she being haunted - or is she going mad?
In her efforts to uncover the truth behind the bones, Beverly finds her relationship with her two daughters coming under threat, and her faith and beliefs tested to their very limit.