In Key West, Saul’s dad left him, but the feeling that he could return always haunted him. Sent for the summer to Massachusetts, things didn’t improve by much. Then Allison drowned. After that, he wasn’t wanted. It wasn’t that they didn’t love him; they just couldn’t bear the sight of him anymore, because he was Allie’s look-alike cousin. So Saul was sent to a relative of his mother’s, to a house where he could have the opportunity to be safe, to a house where he was haunted not only by the ghost of his father’s return, but by supernatural spirits as well.