The chills continue in this Gothic soap opera of supernatural proportions, both in subject matter and popularity. Unfolding on the Collins estate in Massachusetts, the long-running series began with the arrival of Victoria Winters, a young governess who has come in search of her origins. What follows is the discovery of a family legacy that involves all manner of witches, vampires, werewolves, and other such beings, as well as familial drama and intrigue in the manner of more traditional soaps. In this volume, Cyrus Long pulls a Dr. Jekyll move and ingests one of his own potions, emerging as the evil John Yaeger. Daniel Collins believes his mother, the witch Angelique, is coming back, and Sabrina Stuart calls a seance at Collinswood to get in touch with Angelique's spirit. Meanwhile, Angelique's twin sister, Alexis, turns up unexpectedly, and Dameon Edwards's ghost takes up residence in the mansion.