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Jealousy, betrayal, murder, and one woman’s hunger for vengeance that spans the centuries…

Present: History student, Alex Palmer is thrilled when his girlfriend, Claire Ryan buys an apartment in Belle Vue Manor, formerly a Victorian asylum. He investigates its background and begins to uncover the dark truth about the asylum’s past. But this leads Alex, Claire and their friend, Marianne Edwards on a nightmare journey in which they each face the deadly consequences of the evil that began with the construction of the first Belle Vue Manor by an aristocratic French émigré in 1789…

Past: After the death of her mother in the summer of 1868, fifteen year old Ellen Grady, alone and with no means of support, turns to her older half-sister for help. But Mary Grady is no Good Samaritan. Her past hides a dark secret. As a young girl, Mary witnesses the murder of her friend at the original Belle Vue Manor, and swears vengeance on those involved. But the incident corrupts Mary. Jealous of Ellen and believing her stepmother was partly responsible for her friend’s murder, she has no mercy.

Mary betrays the trusting Ellen who is committed to Belle Vue, now an Insane Asylum. There Ellen finds not the sanctuary she imagined, but one of cruelty and dark practices. A murder takes place in the asylum and it is Mary Grady, who stands accused of the crime. Her sensational trial and its aftermath set off a hunt for retribution that bridge the centuries to the present day.

As the two strands – past and present – unfold, Alex faces a shocking supernatural mystery where revenge is paramount and innocence irrelevant – without being aware of the price he, and those around him, will have to pay.



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