Davina is the younger daughter of Lord Shelford and she has fallen for an actor who does not meet her father's approval. He has banished her from London to his newly acquired country seat, Priory Park, where Davina feels lonely. She soon meets the Delverton brothers who live nearby, and also their mysterious companion, Jed Barker. There are dark secrets surrounding Priory Park and the Delverton family, but Davina cannot help being attracted to the handsome Lord Delverton, despite his indifference to her. Under pressure from her father, she announces her engagement to the younger brother, Howard, only to find him equally cold and detached. There have been a spate of robberies in the neighbourhood and suspicion falls on the local gypsies.