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After the difficult breakup of a love affair, Kate Kennedy moves to a remote corner of Essex, England, to write a biography of Lord Byron. However, Kate's landlord resents her presence and tries to frighten her off with tales of ghosts in her house. Meanwhile, her neighbor's teenage daughter unearths an old roman gravesite. Kate tries to ignore the escavation and she dismisses her landlords warnings of ghosts, but soon Kate is tormented by a virus invading her computer, mysterious noises and other disturbances. Kate learns that the ghosts are an ancient roman, Marcus Severus, and his wife, Claudia. As she investages events that occured centuries before, Kate learns that Marcus Severus will do anything to hide the evil that he did during his lifetime, and Claudiaa will do anything to expose it.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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