Melanie Grey takes up a post as housekeeper to Lord Jarrow in remote Northumberland in the hope
of a quiet life. Hiding her miserable past, she is surprised to discover the Master's 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 - what is he doing? Will he let her into his life? Or will she always be just the housekeeper?