2017. At Armstrong House, Kate and Nico Collins are looking forward to a bright future with their young son Cian. Archaeologist Doctor Daniel Byrne arrives in the area to investigate life there in the 19th century. Through Daniel’s work, Kate is horrified to discover a vicious assault on a woman occurred in their home in the 1860s when the occupants were Nico’s ancestors Lord Edward and his wife Lady Anna. Kate sets out to discover the circumstances of the crime, the identity of victim and the guilty party. 1860s. After the long-awaited heir to Armstrong House is born, Lord Edward and Lady Anna take great joy in watching their son Lawrence grow up. But Edward’s cousin Sinclair is watching too. He has always felt cheated of the Armstrong legacy by the unexpected birth of Lawrence. As Anna’s past comes back to haunt her, life at the house is a tangled web of deceit, blackmail and betrayal.