Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall (Ed Stoppard) relocates to the countryside with his wife (Sophia Myles) and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally look to be going Ben s way.
Until, that is, he starts to feel that something isn t quite right in the house. Finding himself plagued by visions, Ben becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a local mystery that appears to be putting the lives of his family in danger. He begins to investigate the local gamekeeper Jack (Russell Tovey) and the ex-paratrooper vicar, Father Patrick (Paul Kaye) but things complicate when an old friend Dominic (Greg Wise) and his girlfriend (Joanna Vanderham) enter the frame.