Owen Harkenwell has always believed he’s an orphan. But one day, a pair of great-uncles he never knew existed come to take him home. The only problem is, “home” turns out to be a creepy, tumble-down mansion overlooking a strange town called Crooked Mile, where nearly everyone hates and fears Owen's new family. What do the townsfolk know that Owen doesn’t? Will Owen be able to save himself from whatever his uncles, the irritable butler, and the terrifying housekeeper have planned for him?