How does a town of 500 people just disappear? Marnie Rose, the niece of the town's church pastor is plagued with a life of abuse and neglect for all of the nineteen years she has resided in the small town of Spoon River with her best friends as her only saving grace. Things begin to change however, when new neighbors move in just down the street and Spoon River University accepts a very mysterious new student. People in the neighborhood start to feel different all of a sudden. People are getting sick with a mysterious disease and Marnie finds herself getting more and more distracted by Raphael. Will Marnie hear the bell that doth toll for her, or will these beautifully dangerous spirits finish their unfinished business?