Life changes dramatically for Kaleb, Jude and Sequoia when they move to live with their aunt in a rural corner of Central Scotland. But then life is changing dramatically for everyone. It's the beginning of April 2020, the early days of the coronavirus lockdown. The roads are nearly empty of cars and the blue skies almost clear of aeroplanes.
Three local children they meet - in a socially distanced way - draw them into a two-century-old family mystery involving the haunting of the nearby ruins of Dunmore Park, 'The House With 46 Chimneys'. As the book builds to its climax, the children are faced with a decision. Do they try to right a wrong that was done in 1828, a wrong that has had consequences ever since? Or is doing so simply too dangerous?