Since its evacuation in 1942, the village of St Dee has remained undisturbed, the truth about why the villagers were uprooted shrouded in mystery. Sixty years on, the surviving relatives are invited back. Carrie Armstrong can't pass up the opportunity to go, even if it comes via her husband Mark's painful family past. She is desperate to leave their cramped London flat for somewhere with room for the children she longs for. Yet as she discovers more about Mark's tragic grandmother, Lily, and her older schoolmaster husband, Jack, Carrie begins to realise that the secrets of the house are really nothing compared with the secrets of her own relationship with Mark . . .