An outbreak of twelve gruesome, unsolved murders from the 1800s seems an excellent choice for Jay Dalton to try out his hand at writing. Doing so as he is starting life over after a painful divorce in a peaceful, rural farmhouse, in which he had recently moved, seems delightful. All would not stay as it seems for long. The quaintness of his old farm house quickly fades as he becomes more aware that he isn’t alone in his new abode. A series of journals Jay discovers provide unexpected research results for his book, even as they seem to come more and more ominously to life. But it is a series of “accidents” that are most troublesome, as it seems that someone intends for Jay to never finish his book. As Jay digs deeper, he begins to suspect that the unsolved murders, the hauntings in his house, and his current peril may be more closely connected than he would have ever suspected. How good he is at putting the pieces together may just determine if he lives to write about it.