Mary and Edward Boyne relocate to England from America and purchase a country estate in the Cotswolds. They love the drafty old house with no electricity or modern heating and are particularly pleased when they are told there is a resident ghost. Soon after moving in they see a strange man walking in the drive but when they go to check, there is no one there. As time goes by, it becomes obvious to Mary that her husband is carrying a burden and is worrying about something. When Edward disappears after a stranger's visit, she learns of her husband's business dealings and identifies the visitor.