London couple Eve and Gabe move to the north of the country with their daughters in an effort to get over the disappearance of their son a year earlier. They move into Crickley Hall, where it is hoped the change of scenery will give Eve a little comfort. Before long though, strange things begin to happen. Meanwhile, in 1943, Nancy starts work as a tutor at the Crickley Hall orphanage. She soon becomes concerned for their welfare and suspicious about the strange manager Augustus Cribben.