The Hawthorne family has lived in England for generations, the community regarded them as sketchy characters (rumored to be dabbling in witchcraft) however as time progressed that label became a distant memory. That is until the birth of Sindelle and, later, her brother. The manor the family resided in was shut off from friends and a darkness settled in on it. Strange, haunting things happen in the house and the children, now reaching adulthood are to blame. They have a bizarrely intimate, love-hate relationship where jealousy and control are the main concerns of both when they interact. Since the peculiar deaths of their parents they are both trying to gain control of the family estate for their own strange purposes.
Ella had always been an attentive student but adjusting to college life and being forced to live, for the first time, on her own has her a little distracted. Half way through the semester she gets a recent test back only to discover her grades have slipped to a disgusting low. For some reason her professor takes an interest in her and gives her the option of private lessons that are quite out of the ordinary or to fail the class completely.