From #1 New York Times bestselling
author Lisa Jackson comes an atmospheric and riveting novel of suspense that
uncovers the horrifying secrets buried within a ramshackle house.
Vowing to make a fresh start,
Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she
grew up. Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren’t impressed by the rundown
property on the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River. As soon as they pull up
the isolated drive, Sarah too is beset by uneasy memories—of her cold, distant
mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago
night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious.
Ever since the original
mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have
been rumors that the place is haunted. As a girl, Sarah sensed a presence
there, and soon Gracie claims to see a lady in white running up the stairs.
Still, Sarah has little time to dwell on ghost stories, between overseeing
construction and dealing with the return of a man from her past.
But there’s a new, more urgent
menace in the small town. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic
for her daughters’ safety, Sarah feels her veneer cracking and the house’s
walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a
very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her worst fears can
she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more. Download and start listening now!