Your name is Violet Edwards. Your parents were killed in a horrible car accident almost twelve years prior and you haven't been the same since.
Orphaned and emotionally scarred, you've been living at the Westbridge Home for Unfortunate Youth ever since that tragic night, trying simply to exist despite lingering depression and your questionable sanity. Sometimes you think the only reason you go on is because of Josephine Bishop - owner and proprietor of Westbridge - who is always by your side like a second mother. Your life has been pretty average up to this point.
However, almost a week after your seventeenth birthday and the arrival of a strange light-haired boy, not everything at Westbridge is as it seems. You start to notice small little things - details - that you never really give much more than a first glance; that ominous feeling of being watched in the forest around the orphanage, the occasional out of place thump from behind a bookcase in the library or unfamiliar footsteps creeping past your room in the darkness of the night.
And when things suddenly start falling into place, as you uncover more of the pieces to the puzzle that is the mystery of the place you could have - at one point - called your home. A secret comes to light, a dangerous and horrible secret, and there's someone who would do anything to keep it that way.
You wonder; how does this all fit into the miserable existence you call a life? What does any of this madness have to do with your parents deaths? And what is the connection with Josephine and the light-haired boy?
Can you survive the ensuing madness or will you succumb to eternal damnation?