Debra Hamilton faces the fear of inheriting mental illness when her husband moves her into a hundred-year-old farmhouse on fifty-three acres of blacklisted farmland.
Floorboards creak when she’s all alone – her husband says it’s the wind outside. Objects appear and disappear – her husband says it’s her forgetfulness. Julie, a neighbor who befriends her, faces the fear of a stalker when perverted anonymous letters arrive in the mail that cause a rift in Julie’s unstable marriage.
Their stories merge as their friendship grows. All the letters in the novel are actual letters from the man who stalked the author.