Spring Water Haven in Newport, Rhode Island, is a lovely cottage with an abundant flower garden and an idyllic view of the sea. Jim and Sharon Peck, newlyweds fresh from the Midwest, became acquainted with the cottage’s owners, an independently wealthy naval officer and his wife.
The Pecks, childhood sweethearts, spent a blissful evening there with their sophisticated friends. For the first time, they experienced fine wines and carefully prepared meals, and the intoxication of temptation. The cottage came to signify the very best of life.
Thirty years later, on a nostalgic impulse, Jim and Sharon return to Newport. They find their old friend, now a widower, still living in the cottage, surrounded by his exquisite garden and hoarding a bitter vengeance.
When the cottage miraculously becomes theirs, they call it their dream home…until they learn its terrifying secret.