Time and tragedy had taken their toll on the beautiful old plantation Melanie remembered from her childhood. Returning to the crumbling mansion to care for her ailing Aunt Addie, Melanie was urged by her cousin Mark not to stay. Aunt Addie's mind, he told her, had snapped.
Melanie would not believe that the nightmares haunting her aunt were a sign of insanity, for there were ominous signs that more evil lurked in the great old house than in Aunt Addie's imagination.
Nor could Melanie ignore the warnings of the man she was falling in love with. Addie's handsome grandson Cale professes to love her in return. Yet, he, too, begs Melanie to leave the house at once...before it is too late!
In spite of terror and in spite of love, she followed her instincts to the last...
It took courage for Melanie to return to her old home. The beautiful plantation that had once been a paradise to her is now crumbling and decrepit. Then Melanie's Aunt Addie begins to have haunting nightmares, and suddenly everyone wants Melanie out. Even the handsome Cale, who claims to love her, urges her to leave. But Melanie's suspicions are aroused--she's sure that the horror is not all in her aunt's imagination. And she learns, though perhaps too late...she is right.
Heroine: Melanie Bain