Everyone who lived in Saint Anthony Parish, Louisiana, grew up hearing stories of the old Hindel Mansion. The one cast in shadow and sitting alone. Of late-night howling on nights of the full moon. Parents listened and nodded as though in complete agreement with the strange happenings. Later they would laugh and shake their heads over the wild imaginings of today's youth. Then a family named Rawlins moved into the mansion and within days the laughter turned to a cold and paralyzing fear. Now another child has disappeared from the mansion and Detectives Hays and Olivier know they need to move fast before they have another bloodbath on their hands.