Your search takes place in the old Dowerton Hotel, which seems to have arrived straight from the 1940's with its contents, and its secrets, barely disturbed. Watched by its ghosts, you must try to discover both what happened eighty years ago, to the people who once inhabited this hotel, and just a few days ago, when three more people disappeared -- your brother, and a pair of ghost hunters who were investigating the haunted hotel.
The majority of your task involves information-gathering, studying the documents and artifacts you find and piecing together the stories of the ghosts' lives and their last days at the hotel. It involves a lot of wandering, backtracking, poking through drawers and shuffling through papers, and sometimes, pausing to listen to voices from the past. It's quiet, slow work, and it's all about absorbing and understanding the place. You may get used to the voices whispering in your ear, but you never feel quite comfortable.