Strange goings on in an idyllic harbour town at the turn of the last century. Children disappear without trace. Death in the form of man dressed in black seems to plague the area. The nine-year-old girl Laurin is haunted by creepy dreams and hallucinations of a man heaving a sack and children drumming in fear against closed windows. Step by step Laurin tries to unravel this terrifying mosaic and eventually puts her own life at risk.