The book opens in the 1950s in Mexico City when Noemi’s cousin, Catalina, writes a strange letter begging for help. Catalina said her new husband is poisoning her and she is seeing ghosts. Noemi leaves the city for the countryside, to a depressing mansion called High Place that is outdated and run-down. There are cracks on the ceiling, no electricity, moldy books and fungus where the wallpaper is peeling. The longer Noemi stays, the stranger her dreams get. High Place is haunted, but it’s not what it seems. There are many secrets in the home, that’s for sure, and readers want Noemi to escape and save her cousin.