Renovating a Renaissance-era castle in France, Marshall Becker unearths a dark secret from World War II. From the virtually mute gatekeeper to the feisty nanny of the owner's children, all of the chateau's inhabitants seem to have something to hide. Will Becker solve the mystery, or will midnight disturbances and acts of vandalism dissuade him?
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When Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye, France, to begin the massive renovation of a Renaissance-era castle, he unearths a dark World War II history few in the village remember. The project that was meant to provide an escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in midnight disturbances and bizarre acts of vandalism.