England trembles in the grip of a devastating epidemic. But in a brutally remote coastal village, quiet Derek waits for love and life to really begin. Then Lydia arrives. She burns brightly – incandescently. Beyond Derek’s wildest dreams. And she is hiding something. When Derek discovers her secret – out by a restless sea, they are both propelled into a strange new world of conflicted desire and dangerous loyalties. Where terrifying forces test their courage and humanity. But can love survive the fear inside?