Escaping a miserable past, Melanie Grey takes up a post as housekeeper to Lord Jarrow in remote Northumberland in the hope
of a quiet life. Hiding her secrets, she is surprised to discover his life is not blameless and her curiosity will not let her rest until she finds out what he is doing. Unexplained night time activity involving kegs of whisky, rude Excise men, a shooting
that almost kills Jarrow - can she deal with these things? Will he let her into his life? Or will she always be just the housekeeper?