Jonah Fairchild is a 17-year-old high school senior who feels all alone in the world. His parents died when he was seven, his sister lives in New Orleans and his brother has been missing since he ran away from juvenile detention. Being gay only exacerbates his isolation; he's afraid to get close to any of the guys he meets—and as for love, that's totally out of the question. When his grandmother dies, he inherits Chimneys—a long abandoned mansion on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Besides being haunted by ghosts and other denizens, the mansion is in danger of foreclosure due to substantial unpaid taxes. Who are the ghosts that inhabit Chimneys and what do they want? Can he come up with the money to save the mansion before an unscrupulous real estate developer takes the estate away from him? Will he reconnect with his siblings or ever overcome his aversion to finding true love? Answers to these questions and other mysterious riddles lie on the pages within.