In 1905, in Sussex, England, the young boy David (Aiden Quinn) loses his twin sister while playing with her nearby a lake. The girl falls and drowns in the lake, and David feels guilty for her death. The grieving family returns to USA, and twenty-three years later, David Ash comes back to England, to be the professor of psychology in the University of Camberley. The skeptical David is specialized in psychic phenomena and exposition of false mediums and frauds, and wrote a successful book about this subject. After a countless number of calls from an elder lady called Miss Webb (Anna Massey) claiming to be haunted by ghosts, David is informed that the lady lives in Edbrook, and he decides to accept her invitation to visit her. When he arrives in Edbrook's train station, the beautiful young woman Christina Mariell (Kate Beckinsale) is waiting for him. She drives him to her remote mansion, where she lives with her two brothers and their former nanny, Miss Webb. After being introduced to the family, David finds the behavior of Miss Webb very weird and disturbed, but decides to investigate the existence of any psychic phenomena in the place. Meanwhile, Christina and him fall in love for each other. Their romance and his investigation come to surprising revelations.
Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud, Alex Lowe, Geraldine Somerville, Victoria Shalet, Linda Bassett, Liz Smith, Peter England, Alice Douglas, Hilary Mason, Edmund Moriarty, Emily Hamilton.
I read this book a couple of years ago, then I just had to see the movie. The movie was good, but the book was better. I would recommend you read the book before seeing the movie. I really like how this story begins and the twist in it. It's such an amazing story and the acting is great!!!