Just off  California’s Pacific Coast Highway stood Roseland; a mansion behind high walls. No place had ever been more beautiful and no place had ever felt more – evil.  Odd Thomas – who can see dead people, although they cannot speak to him or do him harm – finds refuge at Roseland, with the very pregnant and very mysterious Annamaria, taken in by the reclusive Noah Whitelaw, a retired  hedge-fund manager. But the house contains terrible and bloody secrets, and is haunted by lingering spirits and nameless beasts which lurk in the grounds, riding the shifting tides of time.  Odd Thomas believes his role in the world is to root out evil and bring peace to the wronged dead. But lately he’s suffered dreams of doom and terror.  Roseland has welcomed him – but will it ever let him leave?