In this story of suspense, the Dollanganger children and their mother are left with nothing after their father dies. But after their mother receives a reply back from her estranged mother the children are promised a life of riches if only they will live at their wealthy grandmother's house undetected until her father dies. Soon after arriving late at night, they quickly scurry away to a small room, where all four children must "temporarily" live. Their grandmother seeing them as the "devil's spawn" for the sins of her daughter shows them no love or compassion. Their mother's daily visits slowing turn into distant memories and the children must finally make a decision to either continue to wait for their mother or leave before it's too late.
Ensconced in the attic of their grandparent's fabulous mansion by their abusive grandmother and dangerously selfish mother, Cathy and her three siblings endure years of torment and become desperate to escape. Reissue.