Feeling sorry for handsome Douglas MacPherson, Laura agreed to go to Corey's Landing to be a servant in order to spy on his wife, Myra Corey MacPherson, daughter of the locomotive magnate.
Why had the woman been acting so strangely lately? Not only was she rapidly growing thinner and weaker…she also claimed to seeing weird things. And why would she permit no one to see their son whose progressively weakening state caused the townspeople to call him the “rag-doll boy?”
Was Myra MacPherson becoming deranged -- or was the house actually haunted?
And could Laura herself avoid falling prey to the evil forces that were plaguing the inhabitants of the ill-fated old mansion?