When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then, slowly and painfully, details reveal themselves: dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her...wisps of a strange and haunting song...the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand.
In another part of England, Martha Browne arrives in Whitby, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?