Anika is possessed by a hag. The spirit of a woman from the future who is helping her stop an infestation of plat-eyes which are killing people on the plantation. Julian is the plantation owner who is fascinated and annoyed with Annie (as he calls her) at the occurrences he refuses to believe. Everything has to be rational and scientific for him. Is it rabies? A new strain? Are the missing all runaway slaves?
This is a story of a lowcountry legend I had never heard of before. Plat-eyes -- Vampire? Shapeshifters? Plat-eyes are definitely evil. And the losses tremendous and sad. I loved Annie and her fighting for friends and trying to stop evil. Definitely scary moments and bad times.