Nick Willing directs this adaptation of the supernatural thriller by Alice Hoffman. Abel Grey (Edward Burns) plays a detective investigating the death of a young pupil at an exclusive prep school, whose drowned body is discovered in a nearby river. The school insists it was suicide, but Grey begins to uncover evidence of bullying and a schoolboy initiation rite that went horribly wrong. With the help of photography teacher Betsy Chase (Jennifer Ehle), Grey hopes to reveal the truth, and the more he investigates, the more he starts to believe that the dead boy's spirit is leaving clues for him to follow. As Grey digs deeper into a world of corruption, he is forced to confront the ghosts of his own past.