Jeremy Braithwaite, a recently appointed consultant surgeon, has been suspended from practicing for the alleged sexual harassment of a nurse. With time on his hands he starts to renovate the Victorian house that he and Jessica, his new wife, have just bought. As he lifts the rotten floorboards in the basement, he uncovers the skeleton of a young boy. Over the next five months, he and Jessica investigate who the boy was and how he ended up under their basement floor. As they uncover the macabre circumstances in which the boy died, Jeremy’s infidelity takes its toll on his marriage.