Mike Noonan is a very successful author who unexpectedly loses his wife. Widowed and grief stricken he returns to their vacation cabin in Maine looking for peace but instead he is haunted by his wife’s memory, voice, and a few ghostly spirits.
Shortly Mike finds himself embroiled in a custody battle with the town's wealthiest resident, Max. Max is fighting against the mother of his three-year-old granddaughter and Mike is drawn to protect both mother and daughter. Even though Mike is over his head in emotional situations, his writing ability returns. But the more time Mike spends writing in the cabin, the further his psyche falls under the power of the ghostly inhabitants.
A deeper read than it appears, Bag of Bones is more than a ghost story but it is a tale of loss, despair, and let us hope, redemption.