Lane Butcher's spoiled, unhappy, wife wants out of the marriage, but she doesn't want to forfeit the fortune he inherited. In desperation, she strikes a deal with the devil to make Lane commit suicide. Her pact unravels when she fails to live up to her side of the bargain. The marriage ends, but not exactly as she had planned. The unfulfilled pact allows dark spirits to infiltrate the once beautiful mansion. Family members and the household staff experience paranormal activity and most come face to face with their biggest fears. Lane begins to lose touch with reality and the young industrialist retreats to the basement. He refuses to be seen or talk after revealing the unsettling news that the spirits of the damned are trapped inside the house until he dies.
After the servants flee in fear and there is no more family left, a non-blood relative is tasked with managing the decaying mansion and caring for a relative she's never met. The idea of living in the vine-covered, unkempt mansion with an insane relative holed up the cellar does not appeal to Corwyn, but she has nowhere else to go. Lane and Corwyn are trapped inside the house by different circumstances and neither one wants to be there alone. Once she discovers the real reason for Lane's retreat from the world, Corwyn believes she can help him. That is, if she can keep her own sanity in a house the town believes to be cursed. The mansion on the shores of the lake has the tragic past to prove those rumors correct. There's only one thing strong enough to break the curse. Love.
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- Marguerite T. Kasparek