Follow grad student Heather Conrad into a forgotten past as her house-sitting venture goes awry. Last minute changes leave Heather in charge of her former boss's lakeside Victorian mansion "and" six-year-old daughter. But the surprises have just begun. Soon startling discoveries convince Heather that something just isn't right around the house. . . . When she stumbles on a hidden stairway, the past juts into the present--altering the course of Heather's own future.