Florence is a ghost hoax specialist in 1920s England, when seances where frequently used to swindle believers. She is then employed by Robert, a boarding school teacher who thinks his school is haunted by a ghost of a little boy. Florence stays at the school, which is now closed on break. With her are Robert, the housekeeper Maud, and a young boy Tom. Florence investigates, but as much as she'd like to believe that ghosts do not exist, strange things start to happen in the house. She starts hearing strange noises, and sees ghostly shadows. Florence is then flooded by traumatic memories which she had blocked at a young age. The school used to be her house, where she lived with her abusive dad. She had a half-brother, which was Tom, the bastard son from the maid, Maud. Her dad had killed her mother, Tom, and then himself. The Tom that Florence sees, is the ghost of her half-brother, and Maud wanting all of them to be together, poisons herself and Florence. However, Tom saves Florence, so only him and Maud crossover to the other side. Florence leaves the mansion and makes peace with her past.
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Best part of story, including ending:
The mansion setting was simply eerie, and added to the suspense.
Best scene in story:
When Florence flashbacks to the murders, which she witnessed.
Opinion about the main character:
I like Florence's strength and tenacity in her search for the truth.