Synopses & Reviews
Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, the wide-eyed Irish girl Bessy Buckley takes a job as a maid to the beautiful Arabella in a big house outside Edinburgh. Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but puzzled by her increasingly strange requests and her insistence that Bessy keep a journal of her most intimate thoughts. Arabella has a few secrets of her own - including her near obssessive affection for Nora, a former maid who died in mysterious circumstances. Then a childish prank has drastic consquences which throw into jeopardy all that Bessy has come to hold dear. Caught up in a tangle of madness, ghosts, sex and lies, she is determined to remain devoted to Arabella. But who is really responsible for what happened to her predecessor Nora?