Emma Lee Raines, proprietor of a small-town Kentucky funeral home, Eternal Slumber, is a "Betweener." She helps ghosts stuck between here and the ever-after-only murdered ghosts. After Emma Lee solves who murdered them, only then can they cross over to the Great Beyond, Big Guy in the Sky.
Emma Lee is up against a cold case that happened before she'd even gotten her "Betweener" gift. Not only will she need to help the ghost of eight-year-old Betsy Lynn Brady, but Mr. Whiskers, Betsy's cat, has to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Betsy Lynn Brady has no idea who murdered her or why. With her heart in shambles, Emma Lee begs her sexy beau, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, to reopen the cold case because Betsy's head is always stuck in a book and can't remember exactly what happened to her.
Emma Lee learns real fast that someone doesn't want her to snoop around the cold case. Can she help Betsy cross over and get Mr. Whiskers across the Rainbow Bridge before someone helps Emma Lee check out from the living?