In the rolling Cheshire countryside surrounding Alderley, scarred by the mansions of celebs and footballers, something buried for millennia is stirring.
A dark energy disturbs psychic Claire Vanarvi, compelling her to visit the archaeological dig on the purportedly cursed estate of Skendleby Hall, now set to be turned into a sprawling commercial development.
Blinded by greed, the Hall's new owner and his political cronies are blissfully unaware of the evil that lies beneath the surface and only Claire, who no one will believe, can see it coming.
The tenacious psychic and her accomplice - a local self-loathing, agnostic vicar, Ed Joyce - stand in the way of a force that could disturb the fabric of existence. Feuding, violence, a plague of crows and an unnaturally harsh winter herald terrifying demonic possessions. Devil's Mound should not have been opened. They were warned.
Skendleby is a tale of modern greed, faith, love and horror all mixed with a pinch of almost too-real strangeness. There is a price to be paid for disturbing what should not be disturbed.