Following the tragedy, the lighthouse was locked and never used again. In the years since the lovers suicides, people in the small town of Bettencourt, Virginia, watch as the abandoned lighthouse glows every year on the anniversary of Carolines death. The estate is rumored to be the most haunted place in town, riddled with tragedy for anyone who tries to live there.
In 1996, fifteen-year-old Caroline Douglas, named after the legendary ghost, visits the estate that has been in her mothers family for generations. Shes not there long before strange things begin to happen. With help from her family and her best friend, Bo, will Caroline be able to solve the mystery surrounding the haunting of her inherited home before its too late?
Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls—and most horrifying of all—visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1907 involving a girl named Lea.
Nell and a mysterious bellboy must relive that day in hopes of finally breaking a curse that imprisons them both. And Nell discovers what truly links her to the history of the Winslow Grand Hotel.
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