When Frederick Barry returns home from war, he quickly marries his sweetheart, Julia, only to witness new horrors when he learns of his wife’s tendency to sleepwalk at night.
During the Salem Witch Trials, hangman Giles spends his days hanging the accused. At night, he moonlights as a vicious serial killer, only to find his behavioural patterns disrupted when he is unable to kill his latest victim, a young woman named Dorcas.
When a rich man offers his hand in marriage to a poor village woman who’s just lost her father, she feels she has no other choice but to accept. She bears his children, but struggles most with loving a man who caused her entire life’s destruction.