Disheartened and broke, and too proud to ask her friend Tulip for help, a frustrated Callie lashes out in anger, and wreaks havoc on the Mayor's office. The tantrum earns her a blistering tongue lashing from Tulip, and a highly memorable spanking from the exasperated Chief of Police.
Behind the scenes, Rob has been trying to get the eviction order lifted, and with Tulip's help, he finally succeeds. When his aging houseboat home sinks, he rents Callie's back room, and the romance is rekindled. With her romance going beautifully, and her shop reopening, Callie's chaotic life finally seems to be back on track - kept there, sometimes, with a cautionary paddling from Rob McCaffrey.
And then, just when things are looking up, Callie stumbles over a body on the beach.
As the mystery of the victim's identity unravels, and the evidence seems to point to Tulip, Callie begins to be troubled by disturbing memories from her childhood. Memories of dark tunnels, and cries in the night. Half-remembered legends of a ghostly figure, dancing on a moonlit beach. And stories about a stolen child, who disappeared, and never returned.