Anne is eagerly looking forward to her stay with childhood friend Miranda while she researches an article for her newspaper. After all, Anne hasn't seen Miranda since her wedding 5 months ago when she married the rich & handsome Louis. However, when Anne arrives at Indian Mound, a beautiful Southern plantation, she finds Miranda is greatly changed. Anne knows that Miranda is not happy in her new marriage and she is keeping secrets from her, which is not like her at all.
Louis and his brother, Stephan, aren't very welcoming, either. In fact, a voodoo talisman wishing her away from the plantation is set outside her door mere hours after her arrival. The longer Anne stays at Indian Mound, the more uneasy she becomes. Who left the voodoo talisman outside her door and killed a chameleon on her pillow with a hat pin? Lena, the cook, is a well-known practitioner of the voodoo arts, but why would she dislike Anne when she doesn't even know her? Stephan is very hostile to Anne, but the sneaky, subtle approach just doesn't seem his style. Aunt Hattie, the woman who raised Stephan and Louis since they were children, is a sweet older lady who seems to enjoy having someone to talk to, but she is very knowledgeable about herbs and voodoo rituals.
On the other hand, Nico, the would-be resident poet, is a little too charming and seems to be up to something. And why does everything seem to keep coming back to a girl's unsolved murder at the hunting lodge? Anne feels sure that she needs to get Miranda out of the terrible situation she is in, but, as she refuses to leave Louis and begins to act more and more erratically, Anne is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery...
This report prepared by Debbie