Young writer Phoebe Pyncheon is forced to move into her Great-Aunt Hester’s boardinghouse. Known as the House of Seven Gables, this Victorian mansion is a maze of decrepit halls, musty old furniture, and faded glamour. At first, Phoebe feels at home. But soon she senses a presence lurking in the shadows. And when a dead body is found nearby, Phoebe discovers the terrifying truth. The House of Seven Gables is a temple to an ancient evil, a terrifying power unleashed by Hester and coven.