After the accidental death of his twin sister, David and his family move back to the United States. In 1928, David returns to England to teach at Cambridge. Besides teaching, David is an author who exposes false mediums and spiritualist. While he has never found a person who can communicate with the “dearly departed”, his continues to accept challenges. For this reason, and the desperate letter he receives from Miss Webb, he heads to Edbrook to investigate her claims of spirits who torment her. At Edbrook Hall, David meets beautiful Christina and her two brothers who live in the house with Nanny Tess.