US Marshal Virgil Bone finds himself amongst the Isle’s isolated community – a community that shares a horrific past that still taints their daily life. Mistrusted and clearly unwelcome from the onset, Bone struggles to do his job, which was supposed to be the simple collection of a fugitive’s dead body. Now he’s stranded, surrounded by secrets and a rising death toll. If only he wasn’t met with aggression, then maybe he could help save lives.
Falling in love with Maxim de Winter, the nameless protagonist soon finds herself married, with the esteemed title of Mrs de Winter. Her new home of Manderly – a place she never thought she’d ever see with her own eyes – seems like a dream come true, but a shadow looms over the picturesque landscape. She’s not the first to walk the dog, to sit at the writing desk, to arrange the flowers. Rebecca’s presence taints everything and everyone; shoes that cannot be filled. Appearances can be deceiving however, as the new bride soon discovers.
Black shadows appear within the Crystal Ring, bringing confusion and fear to those who inhabit it. Charlotte Neville and her lover Karl von Wultendorf find themselves, despite being separated by emotional conflict, deeply embedded in the scheme of three mysterious figures that wish to preform a questionable ceremony.