After three years, Jace Montgomery is still grieving over his fiancee Stacy's mysterious suicide. He hasn't even been on a date since her passing, and her family still blames him for her death.
While flipping through one of her old paperbacks, Jace discovers a clipping stuck between the pages bearing the cryptic message, 'Ours again. Together forever. See you there.' The note is dated the day before her death. Possessed by the opportunity to possibly understand Stacy's suicide, Jace seeks out the property on the front of the clipping - Priory House, a big brick fortress in Margate - and buys it.
But Jace soon discovers that the house is haunted by a headstrong ghost, Ann Stuart. Ann died under circumstances similar to his late fiancee, and he begins to believe that there is a connection between the two. Through his investigations Jace is forced to reconcile his wife's life and her death. What follows is a satisfying and seductive discovery of both time and love by one of America's favourite storytellers.