Lauren finally fulfills her dreams of having her own apartment in the city. However, dreams are a funny thing. They can be your answer but more often than not, a question.
In this case, the apartment is Lauren's answer and yet it brings up the question of how is she going to deal with all of the noise? Whether it be a dog barking, a baby screaming or simply the noise coming up off the street, it is all too much!
Finally, Lauren finds relief when she purchases a sound machine that plays white noise which drowns out all of the noise around her. Perfect! Or, so she thought.
Lauren begins to have strange dreams. Unlike most of her dreams that she cannot remember, these dreams stay with her. Haunt her. Become part of her. Is the white noise giving her access to other people's dreams? People who have died. Can souls dream in death?
Lauren dreams thirteen individual dreams. With each one she finds herself drifting ever closer to the mouth of madness.