Ever since seventeen-year-old Tessa James moved to Manchester, NH, she’s done her damnedest to ignore the rumors of ghosts in the theatre next door. Even when letters in a foreign language—and her own handwriting—appear. But then the accidents begin.
When Tessa realizes the letters are from the diary of Ava Dubois, a runaway millgirl turned rising starlet, the connections to the present become stark—and scary. Her employer, the Castle Theatre, is about to produce Hamlet, the very play canceled by Ava’s untimely death in 1935. Bizarre accidents, perfectly described in the diary, plague the theatre staff and the steady stream of letters drive Tessa into a dangerous game. Having a long-dead diva take over her hands every night is definitely not her idea of a good time. She’ll do anything to get Ava to go into the light, even if it means holding a disastrous séance and angering the homicidal poltergeist in the boiler room. Unfortunately, she only makes the investigating detective more suspicious than ever.
Now Tessa must make the letters stop—because each diary entry gets a little more real than the last. Not to mention the rising body count. If Tessa doesn’t succeed, she just might share Ava’s fate.