Jade Harper is a successful Manhattan novelist who struggles with
a mild schizo-affective disorder.
Confronted by what she believes to be her husband\'s infidelity
and an inexplicable desire to go home, Jade returns to her small
town of Hopewell, California. Once there, she gets in touch with
her elementary school teacher, Mrs. Copperfield, who inspires her
to write a book of the history of the town.
Jade immerses herself into her research, but quickly finds that
she is distracted by the history of her own family. While
searching through local papers, and reading the journals of her
old school friend Samantha\'s grandmother, Jade uncovers a web of
inconsistencies in the reported deaths of her relatives. Soon she
comes to believe that these were not a series of accidents, as
they were once reported, but a chain of murders - her
grandmother, her grandfather, her mother...
Coinciding with the numerous ghostly and frightening experiences,
Jade\'s illness begins to spiral dangerously out of control,
forcing her to question if there is a \"beyond-the-grave\"
connection to the truth, or whether this is all in her head
brought on by her disease? Could it be the stress of facing her
estranged father, who still holds Jade responsible for the death
of her mother when Jade was a little girl? Or could it just be
the overactive imagination of a writer?
Armed with facts collected from police records and clues shown to
her by mysterious presences, Jade has all the information she
needs to prove that murders were committed - but no one believes
her. And with her deteriorating condition, Jade begins to doubt
herself. But if she\'s right... she is the next in line to die.