"A highly ambitious, engaging, and evocative novel and a hauntingly captivating read." -The Sunday Independent
What happens when a woman is haunted by the sins of her foremothers--and the men who betrayed them?
Facing the birth of her child, and single motherhood, Jo Devereux has spent the last six months in Mucknamore, the small hometown that she ran from twenty years ago, investigating her family's troubled past.
A trunk of letters and diaries left by her grandmother and great- aunt reveals a heartbreaking legacy of bitter secrets - secrets that have haunted the women in her family for four generations.
Now she must find out the ultimate truth: Who really killed her great uncle? What secrets and lies lay under her mother's and grandmother's unshakeable silence?
And then there is Rory... her childhood love and the son of her family's sworn enemies. Could Jo's mission to uncover the truth be the key to a possible future together? Or will it be their undoing?
As she pieces together the poisonous fragments of the past, Jo must now face up to what knowing the truth means for her future-- or risk losing everything all over again.
Read this haunting, heartbreaking saga of love, loss, and secrets in a country and a family ravaged by all kinds of intimate war.