"Human bones were discovered on your property!"
Hal's search brings him to the reality of his sister Jenny's "man with no face".
Hal's father and his Uncle Robert both disappeared when Hal was young. Is one of them buried on the estate? Hal works to solve the mystery with help from his great-grandfather Peter's newly discovered journal.
Mean Arnie, a violent, hateful cousin, and Jenny, Hal's slightly retarded sister, both seem to have something to do with the problem. Mean Arnie wants a share of the estate, threatening disaster if he doesn't receive it. Jenny is disturbed by the sudden reappearance of her worst nightmare, "the man with no face." Hal's grandmother also comes to his assistance, revealing family secrets she never wanted to talk about.
The entire process uncovers hidden facts meant never to be exposed.