When London school teacher Eliza Caine’s dad dies, she answers an ad for a governess position in Norfolk. There is no reason left for her to stay in London and she doesn’t know if she could anymore anyway, at least financially. Eliza is very impressed with the estate in Norfolk and the children seem great but where are the parents? She is instructed that solicitor Alfred Raisin takes care of everything and she will collect her wages from him. At first, Raisin gives vague answers to Eliza’s questions and there’s something in the house that seems to resent her presence. After Eliza finds out there have been 6 governesses in the last year, she is determined to find answers and protect the children at all costs. This House is Haunted by John Boyne is a nice, clean, ghost story set in 1800s England.