Lieutenant Jack Collingwood, haunted by the ghosts of war and his brother’s death, recuperates at Ashgrove Park, a stately Sussex manor.Unsettling things have been happening there since relic hunter Lord Ashgrove returned from British New Guinea after having stolen a shaman’s skull for his collection of curiosities.
The American spiritualist and medium, Madame de Clermont, is on tour in England and staying with a relative in nearby Oaks Green. She asks Jack to take photographs during her séance. The spirit images he develops reveals the shocking extent of the curse unleashed on Lord Ashgrove’s family.
While Jack faces the secrets of his troubled past and doubts his sanity, he must solve a series of mysterious deaths and disappearances before Lady Beatrice Ashgrove–the woman he loves–is threatened.
Can he save her, or will he succumb to the powerful force that walks the halls of Ashgrove Park?