A supposed stomach hemorrhage has taken wealthy Giorgio Mainardi's life as he lays on his death bed while his family stares down at him conveying no emotion. Rosie, Giorgio's daughter, a complete Daddy's girl, returns from college for the funeral and reading of the will, and soon finds the rest of her family battling over Giorgio's estate.
As if losing a loved one is not difficult enough, the greed left behind only compounds the pain. Hilda, Giorgio's stepmother refuses to have an autopsy done. Giorgio's father has outlived his own son but suffers from stroke complications. Mario, Hilda's son is supposedly having an affair with Lucy, Giorgio's 3rd wife and she is young enough to be his daughter. Rosie has had enough with her family's toxicity and greed. While Giorgio's body is dead, his spirit has survived and is now in complete contact with Rosie, whom he enlists in helping discover who truly was responsible for his demise. But she is pressed for time as Giorgio's body continues to rot in his coffin and will no longer be able to communicate with her.
While Rosie loves and misses her father, the rest of the family recall only the unpleasant memories of Giorgio. Lucy felt degraded by him due to how stiff she was, Mario recalls the humiliation in being turned down for financial help, Hilda enrages over how Giorgio would not let her cash in his sick Father's checks, and Rita recalls how jilted and angry she was when Giorgio ended their affair to go back and reconcile with his wife. A man of power was indeed the most vile and hated man. It only led to one thing; murder...
As it turns out, the estate is left to Rosie, however Lucy can still remain there. Nothing was left to her son David, as Giorgio did not believe he was his own son. Now the question remains, who killed Giorgio?
The autopsy finally was done and it concluded that there were several internal lacerations. Glass was found in the body. Rosie now must solve the family murder mystery. Could it be Rita, the spurned mistress? Could she have spiked Giorgio's dinner...literally? Or Lucy, Giorgio's child bride? Or David, Giorgio' spurned "son"? In a dream, Rosie finds the answer.
Shards of glass were found in ice cubes that were placed in Giorgio's drinks. Lucy believes that Hilda and Mario were behind this. Hilda admits that a plot was conjured up to murder Giorgio for his money but Lucy knew about it and did nothing about it. In a game, David played with the mortar and pestle, grinding up the light bulb into tiny fragments of glass that he would soon conceal in water for the ice cube tray. He would be a suspect without knowing and Hilda would make it appear as an accident. Rosie then realizes that getting the police involved would be too easy and she would gain nothing as far as retribution goes. She decides to go back to college, leaving her Father's vengeful ghost to haunt Hilda, David, and the rest of the family forever..
Giorgio and Rosie have the last laugh...