Moving to a new town isn't easy, but it's harder now that Mo's family is dealing with some tougher stuff, like her stepdad leaving, and her mom trying to find a new job while struggling with depression.
But Mo can't dwell on those things, because there's a ghost dog haunting her backyard―which is also rumored to be the burial site of an elephant who died in a circus fire.
Those stories don't scare Mo; her fears are more rooted in bad things happening in real-life. But her new friend Nathaniel is terrified―and fascinated―by ghosts, and together they decide to investigate the history behind the circus fire, causing Mo to live a little dangerously after all.
As the two begin to uncover truths about their town, their quest also digs up some unexpected truths about their families and themselves.