From the inside cover: "A weekend in an isolated country house when the owner is away seems like a great idea to fourteen-year-old Kirsty and her friend, Genevieve. Patricia, invited along at the last moment, is not sure-especially when Kirsty asks her boyfriends to join them for a party.
But the guests fail to arrive, the girls bicker and boredom set in. It seems there is nothing to do on a bleak winter's night in the country after all. The house has an intriguing past, however, and a seance-with candle, wineglass and alphabet letters-might liven things up. But what begins as a bit of fun soon gets out of hand-and their foolish game plunges them into a night of terror..."