Even as an infant, little Grace Griffen is intrigued by a portrait of her murdered ancestor, stern-faced Rebeckah Cornell. When the spirit of Rebeckah visits 8 -year-old Grace, the killings begin. Grace’s parents are certain their little girl isn’t to blame, even though they are shocked to learn that Grace is also related to alleged killer, Lizzie Borden. When a fire destroys her home, Grace is questioned by criminal profiler Danica Crane, who asks herself: Can immoral/criminal behavior be inherited? More to the point, can Danica unlock the family’s dark secrets before she herself becomes a victim?