Simon McClary has not had a good few days. His dad is getting re-married, his new step-mom doesn't want him on their family vacation, and now suddenly he's being dropped off with a mysterious 'aunt' he's never met. As Simon explores the strange town his aunt lives in, he encounters an assortment of quirky townspeople who all have a story to tell him about a man who lives on the hill above the town of Spurious Falls. Everyone has a different story to tell--but which ones are true? As Simon explores Spurious Falls, he realizers that the truth about this man on the hill is much more important to him than he ever imagined.