1996: In the riverside town of Bedford, four students can hear the haunting voice of a woman singing. The beautiful melody is coming from their neighbour - a reclusive creature who never opens the door to anyone or leaves her home in daylight. They have no way of knowing that the woman next door, Madeleine Delaney is driven by a dangerous memory that for over twenty years has controlled her meagre existence ... 1978: Madeleine is the star of the show at Draytons nightclub. Her angelic voice and striking looks capture the hearts of many. But she only has eyes for club owner, Steve Drayton - a devastatingly handsome but terrifying man. Their passionate yet volatile love affair suddenly comes to a violent end when Madeleine is banished from the club for good. Determined to win Steve back, she returns one night only to witness a horrific crime, and her life is irrevocably changed forever... The kindness and friendship of one girl - Ellen, rescues Madeleine from utter devastation. But in order to survive, they must flee London, leaving behind those they dearly love, yet danger is following them wherever they go.