A family moves into a new homeâ€”but a former occupant has not departedâ€”in this terrifying tale by the New York Times-bestselling author.
Where innocence diesâ€¦
Expectant parents Karen and Mike Houston are excited about restoring their old rambling Victorian mansion to its former glory. With its endless maze of rooms, hallways, and hiding places, it's a wonderful place for their nine-year-old daughter Leslie to play and explore. Unfortunately, they didn't listen to the stories about the houseâ€™s dark history. They didn't believe the rumors about the evil that lived there.
â€¦the nightmare begins.
It begins with a whisper. A childâ€™s voice beckoning from the rose garden. Crying out in the night. It lures little Leslie to a crumbling storm door. Down a flight of broken stairs. It calls to their unborn child. It wants something from each of them. Something in their very hearts and souls. Tonight, the house will reveal its secret. Tonight, the other child will come out to playâ€¦