Pamela Wales, the young governess at Ravenswood, can hardly believe her luck. The man she adores - the brooding master of the palatial estate - wants her for his wife.
For a little while she is so happy that she ignores the servants' gossip of old scandals and her fiance's involvement in a recent murder. Suddenly she is almost killed. Then a ghost pursues her through the mansion's sinister corridors.
But the man she loves refuses to believe her. Pamela wonders if she is going mad until she discovers a tombstone with her name on it.