Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecaryÃ¢Â€Â™s daughter, has found a position at St Mary MagdaleneÃ¢Â€Â™s Refuge for fallen women. The charity is supported by a wealthy merchant who offers the most promising girls steady work in his factor. But when seven girls go missing, Beatrice is uneasy.
Their would-be benefactor claims they were a coven of witches, beholden only to Satan and his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is convinced something much darker than witchcraft is at play…