Though I try to talk myself out of it, I know I must see what's behind that door...
Summoned to Philadelphia after her mother's death, seventeen-year old Annabel Lee hopes this new start will be her chance to make her dream of becoming a surgeon a reality.
But there are dark secrets in Annabel's new home: whispers of strange activity, unsavory characters making deliveries in the dead of night, and a wave of murders sweeping the city. And when her father deems her interest in medicine unseemly and forbids her from practicing, she's determined to prove him wrong.
With the help of handsome laboratory assistant Allan Poe and his unsettling cousin, Edgar, Annabel probes into her father's research. But the links she discovers between the experiments being conducted, the stories Allan writes late into the night, and her new city's gruesome crimes can be no coincidence. And she'll sacrifice everything to stop them.