This follow-up companion piece to Joe’s Palace reintroduces the spooky London mansion where young caretaker Joe still works. Joe entertains a visitor, an elderly woman whose life was forever changed by her past experiences at the old house. As Joe takes Mary through the rooms of the mansion, Mary takes Joe through her story. Flashbacks unfold to the 1950s and 1960s, detailing young Mary’s ambiguous relationship with Greville, a polished and self-assured stranger she meets at a party. Is the mysterious Greville, who exhibits a strange power over the rich and powerful, trying to seduce young Mary, or are his aims something more sinister?