John and Laura have come to Venice to try and escape the pain of
their young daughter's death. But when they encounter two old
women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of
laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of
increasingly strange and violent events.
The four other haunting, evocative stories in this volume also
explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: a
lonely teacher who investigates a mysterious American couple, a
young woman confronting her father's past, a party of pilgrims who
meet disaster in Jerusalem and a scientist who harnesses the
power of the mind to chilling effect.