Endellion! Crown of Cornwall's rugged coast. The magnificent country estate is home to the Combes - a noble family with more than one secret lurking behind its ancient walls. Patriarch Alex reigns over the estate with a mildness that infuriates his eldest son Stephen, a high-powered financier, but perfectly suits his younger, more relaxed son Charles. After many years of unruffled tranquility, life at Endellion is about to enter a turbulent new phase with the return of Stephens ex-wife, and division over her granddaughter Abby, whose mother had died never revealing the father's name.