In an effort to work on his relationship with his self-involved wife, Joanie, Curt takes their son Tommy to visit his grandmother in Rogue, Montana. Tommy is taken on a fantastical adventure when his grandmother tells him a story about Rogue many moons ago. It starts in the eighteen-twenties with Lucinda, the unhappy wife of an impoverished fisherman, who more than anything wants a child of her own, and will do the unthinkable to get her wish-even kill.
Shadow wolves stalk the forest in search of prey, wreaking havoc and terror on eighteen hundreds Rogue. Reports of people claiming to have seen sightings of another kind of animal, a mythical silver wolf, spread to the papers and soon the elusive creature is known only as The Beast of Rogue.
And then there's Bella, a prostitute who lives and works in The House of the Rising Sun. She desperately wants to escape the people in Rogue with their accusatory stares and condemning whispers. Tragedy strikes when she least expects it, leaving her more alone than ever before.
Clementine, a miner's daughter, is in love with a young man whose world is very different from hers. The two met there at The Falls, and were drawn together by a similar tragedy. Her father, the miner, has never gotten over the disappearance of his wife, Suzanna. Despite the whispered rumors that she took off and abandoned him and their daughter, Clementine, he holds out hope that one day she'll return. Although he swore he'd never remarry, it's not long before his continued loneliness brings him to The House of the Rising Sun, and into the arms of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to his long-lost wife, Suzanna.
What happens next will have lasting effects as a clash between good and evil ensues, culminating in a shocking revelation that shakes the town of Rogue to its very core. Rogue and the surrounding forest stir and come alive with ancient echoes from the past, bringing unimaginable horror in their wake. The Beast of Rogue is a magical tale that takes a spine-tingling twist on an old folk ballad.