In 1955 we follow the life of a young woman who witnesses a horrific event that leaves her changed in ways she never thought possible. Avoiding both the staggering dead, and those that survived the terrible changes of the country after the Second World War, our young fighter is left with one option, stay away from the living. One such group of survivors take to their subterranean home to make the best of a grisly situation. Led by the man that saved them, Pete, they work as a team to build a new life, hoping to find others along the way. Life is hard when there is danger at every turn, but try they must, if only for the sake of few children in their midst. Encounters with the outside world become a deadly task, especially when foraging for supplies, but when they meet an old man who is blind, Reg, they realise there is a way to succeed in their changing world. Secrets are easy to keep when all seems lost. Encounters with mobile carcasses can cause all sorts of nightmares, but when two strangers meet they find they have more in common than they first realise. A helping hand can be the greatest of saviours in a world that doesn’t make sense anymore, and as time passes, Reg and the young girl form a bond that is far more important than giving up. When one member of the underground band, Art, shows signs of having the sight, he suddenly becomes tormented by visions that tell the truth. Pete has something to hide, and when Art realises he is not who he seems, everything starts to make sense. Finally, taking them back to the small village they have been scouting for weeks, the end game results in another horrific event that solves the curse the country has been plagued by for so long.