Emma Rose (Jo Woodcock) has just had her life turned upside down when here boyfriend has been arrested for some sort of Pyramid scheme that is not really important to the plot so we will keep it generic. Fearing that she may somehow be involved and the next suspect she obviously goes on the run.
In a bid to hide out undetected she finds herself in a quaint little town and offers herself to a wealthy land owner (James Cosmo) and prolific painter, the deal is he gives her somewhere to stay she works for free. However this movie is billed as a Dark British Thriller so get ready for the turn. The painter discovers her