Having spent a portion of the previous twelve months in rehab following the suicide of his father, Johnny Miller, his mother and his new stepfather move to Palm Springs. Here he meets the enigmatic Greta, increasingly creepy Cliff, mayor's daughter Michelle, and brainy Liza. It soon becomes clear that the former two know more about each other and the death of one of the previous occupants of Johnny's home than they are letting on.
When Johnny spreads news of Cliff's affair with Mrs. Nolan to Liza and Greta, the group concludes that this may have been the reason behind Eddie's murder. However, Johnny is soon brought back to doubt and distrust when he finds a video of Liza and Eddie kissing. Finally, Cliff struggles to regain Nikki's affections while fending off Mrs. Nolan's advances, and Tess and Skip continue their affair.