When kindergarten teacher and single mother Joni Ferguson (Georgie Parker) decides life is too short to play safe, she buys an almost derelict bed and breakfast in the Blue Mountains against the advice of her ex-husband Paul (Rhys Muldoon). Their 15-year-old son Zac (Tom Green) dismisses his father's private school aspirations and decides to move with Joni. Six months later and as her ex-husband predicted... the business isn't doing very well. Joni is behind in her mortgage, the Lodge is all but derelict, her staff is preoccupied and Zac seems distant and uncommunicative. When the local doctor, Henry Forbes (Andrew McFarlane), Joni's trusted friend and confidante, suddenly dies Joni's life is sent into a tailspin. But death appears to transform Zac. Zac is convinced that Doctor Henry Forbes was murdered. At first this is dismissed by the local constabulary (Geoff Morrell and Leon Ford) as fantasy... then it gradually emerges that he might be right. Zac's observations, his research, his Colombo-style deduction and his simple 15-year-old intransigence yield results... and he unravels more than he bargained for.