While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery, and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village.
Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk.
Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Will she finally go with her heart or her head?