After inheriting Trevaglan Farm from a distant relative, Jonathan Williams returns to the estate to take possession, with his best friend Alayne by his side. He'd only been to Trevaglan once before, fourteen years earlier when he'd been sent there after a family scandal and his mother's death. That summer, he'd been a lost and lonely young man, then met and a new friend, Nat. Jonathan and the farmhand had quickly grown close, Jonathan needing comfort in the wake of his grief, and Nat basking in a peace and love he had never known could exist. But that was also a summer of rumours and strange happenings in the surrounding countryside. By the summer's end, one young man was dead, and another haunted for life. Now Jonathan is determined to start anew. Until he starts seeing the ghost of his old friend everywhere he looks. Until mementos of that summer idyll reappear. Until Alayne's life is in danger. Until the town's resident witch tells Jonathan that ghosts are real. And this one is tied to Jonathan unto death.