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"The Secret Of Crickley Hall"
"The Secret of Crickley Hall" is a 2006 supernatural, thriller novel by the British author James Herbert.
Eve, Gabe and their children Loren, Cam and Cally, live in London until Cam goes missing. Eve falls asleep for a few seconds at a playground and he disappears. Nearly a year later, Gabe suggests relocating the family to the North, hoping a change of scenery will give Eve some comfort, as they all still cling to the hope that Cam may be alive. When they first arrive at Crickley Hall, they meet Percy Judd who worked there during the war; he seems concerned for their children.
They start to settle in but before long, strange things start to happen at the house. They hear people; Cally claims to have been hit by a man with a cane; and their dog runs away in terror. In the house Eve hears her missing son’s voice for the first time in a year. He says he is alive and the children can tell her where he is. After Loren suffers a terrifyingly real nightmare where she gets whipped by the man with the cane, Gabe wants them all to leave, but Eve can’t bear to abandon her son.
"The Secret of Crickley Hall" is a BBC television adaptation by Joe Ahearne of the 2006, supernatural, thriller novel of the same name written by the British author James Herbert.
The series presents two parallel dramas. The main storyline, set in 2006, follows the events of the Caleigh family who rent Crickley Hall because Gabe Caleigh (Tom Ellis (actor)) gets a short contract in the area; the other is a series of flashbacks following events in 1943 when orphans – who have been evacuated from London during World War II – are living at Crickley Hall.