Melanie is a realtor, a pretty boring job but she loves it. She has worked really hard to put the past behind her, the past that included her mother leaving unexpectedly when she is a young child and her strange abilities that her father refuses to believe in and calls "hocus pocus." She strives to be ordinary. Then when her mother comes back into her life after almost 3 decades and tries to explain to her about their abilities and that the women in their family all have certain abilities and that was partly the reason why she had to leave young Melanie, because Melanie was not strong enough to help her mother to fight the evil lurking in Melanie's grandmother's house, an evil that has killed before.
Now can Melanie forgive her mother long enough to be able to try to find out what is going on and get rid of an evil that has haunted their family for generations? Or will she let her hard head and hurt feelings get in the way?
Acclaimed author Karen White returns with the sequel to the national bestseller The House on Tradd Street.
Melanie has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition.
Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees-and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...