In 1955, the small Tyne-On-Wear village of Windy Nook was like many other towns trying to build themselves back up to former glory days. The quarries were long closed, and many of the young residents had moved on to nearby cities like Sunderland or Newcastle in search of work.
Mary and John Knowles had lived in their cottage in Windy Nook since they first married. When John died of suspected Tuberculosis at 76, no one thought twice. Mary would find comfort in someone close to her, a man who could fill the void of John, but it would be short lived as he would also die shortly after.
Over the following two years, the townsfolk of Windy Nook began suspecting that something wasn’t right. Something wasn’t adding up.
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