Told of the strange disappearance of her married sister, a troubled Jane Abbott goes to her inlaws' lonely island home to care for her suddenly motherless niece. But what had happened to Sarah? Her husband, Paul Warren, claimed he did not know, yet the sinister whispers of others in that house gave Jane a chilling sense of impending doom.
For the Warren clan was numerous - and terrifying. The bizarre twins Michael and Martha watched and appraised Jane's every move, and Paul's third sibling - the handsome but unstable actor Sebastian - was spoken of only in hushed secrecy. Was there no end to the Warrens' mysterious perversity?
Then Jane's sister was found - horribly, horribly found. And Jane knew, without yet understanding why, that the next death planned in that house was hers....