John Myers is a popular and successful novelist, but memories of his troubled childhood still haunt him. When his childhood home comes onto the market, he snaps it up and goes back, determined to find out whether the place is really haunted, or whether he simply imagined the events of twenty years ago.
Soon, John finds his entire existence starting to fall apart, and he's forced to question some of his most basic assumptions. Did his grandmother's ghost really haunt him when he was younger, and if so, is she still around? After his wife and children join him unexpectedly at the house, John is forced to face the horrific truth, as it becomes clear that the events that happened twenty years ago were far more awful than he remembers.
Meanwhile, those events are also leaking into the present day, and the dark forces within the house aren't finished with their plans. Just when it seems as if John and his family will be consumed by those forces, however, a mysterious girl named Hannah turns up, and it's immediately clear that she knows more than she's letting on.
The House on Everley Street is the second book in the Death Herself series, about a dark figure who arrives in the night, promising to help deal with the forces of evil whenever they appear.