Nestled in the English countryside rests the mysterious house of Birchwood Manor. Here in 1862 a young group of artists went on holiday, filling the house with gaiety and fun until a sudden accident ends the trip with murder and a mystery. Fast forward to 2017, archivist Elodie Winslow is cataloguing an old satchel when she finds hidden inside a photograph of a Victorian age young woman and a sketchbook drawing of a house which eerily resembles that of a childhood story passed down through her family. What connection does this have to Birchwood Manor who has sheltered everyone from school girl pupils to war ravaged refugees? And what is the link to the ghostly presence in the house who has seen it all? Told from different perspectives, this fascinating read spans across time, illustrating the extent to which people’s lives intertwine and how our fates are influenced by the choices of others.