Lured by her best friend and her brother, Anne is drawn into the drug-selling underbelly of Long Beach Island, New Jersey in 1972. The trio's partnership is soon shattered when a freak storm hits during one of their at-sea clandestine drug deals, drowning Anne's brother. Searching for her brother, Anne almost drowns and comes to aboard a ghost ship crewed by dead sailors, including her brother, who must atone for the misdeeds of their previous lives.
Anne finds herself leading a dual life, one riddled with romance, love triangles, conflict, and the occasional success. Her life on the shore of Long Beach Island grows unduly complicated by the need to keep her life aboard the ghost ship secret and the annoying fact that time passes at different rates in her two lives. Despite her trials and tribulations, Anne tries to do the right thing, and, because of it, discovers the true meaning of friendship.