Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, 1603:
Fourteen year old Jennet Pyke has been found guilty of witchcraft and languishes in chains, awaiting her death. Born with a facial deformity, Jennet is declared hare-cursed at birth, and has lived as an outcast all her short life. Only her friendship with Matthieu Chevalier, the youngest son of the local lord, allows her feel like the pretty young woman she ought to have been.
When Jennet shares her remarkable story with a visiting nun intent on hearing Jennet’s final confession, she changes the course of her destiny and unleashes a curse that will ripple down through the centuries and haunt the Chevalier family for all time.
Four hundred years later, Leah’s life is in ruins as she struggles to come to terms with the vicious attack which left her with life-changing injuries. When her friends, Jayne and Matt, inherit an old manor house on the island of Jersey, Leah jumps at the chance to go with them, offering to help look after the couple’s two children – five year old Alice and baby Noah, while Matt restores the dilapidated building back into the imposing mansion it once was.
It’s not an easy move for any of them, but it’s Alice who seems the most unsettled. Leah hears her wandering the halls at night, talking to the empty rooms. Alice begins to suffer from frightening blackouts and unpredictable behaviour, blaming her imaginary friend, Jenny, for her violent outbursts and attacks on other children.
Then Matt uncovers a hidden room – The Witch’s Room.
Determined to find out who, or what, is haunting Alice, Leah uncovers a generations-old secret and must delve into the horrors of the past to save them all.
From the seventeenth-century Jersey witch trials to a modern day haunting, Hare-Cursed will chill you to the bone and leave you scared to turn the lights off!