This is a very readable Christian book putting forth the ideas of Christianity and evil, with Christianity being a clear winner. The story revolves around a troubled family living in an old, once-beautiful, twenty-seven-room Victorian home on the coast of Maine. After many years of neglect, the once-beautiful home is now filled with mystery and sadness. With its many secret passageways, widow's walk, and pictures with eyes that seem to follow your every move, this sad old home seems to have taken on a life of its own. With a failing grandfather and her twin sister missing, Carrie receives an urgent message from her grandfather's faithful butler and long-time friend asking her to please return home, that her grandfather is ill and calling for her, and she is desperately needed. Filled with fear and guilt, Carrie takes an extended leave of absence from her newspaper job in California and returns, praying that she will make it in time to be with her grandfather and find her beloved twin sister. Once you start reading the book, you will have a hard time putting it down.