1901: Isabella Winterbourne has suffered the worst loss a woman can know, and can no longer bear her husband nor his oppressive upper-class family. On a voyage between London and Sydney to accompany a priceless gift to the Australian parliament, Isabella is the sole survivor of a shipwreck off the sun-drenched Queensland coast. But in this strange new place, she finds she cannot escape her past quite as easily as she'd hoped. 2011: A woman returns from Paris to her beachside hometown to reconcile with her sister. But she, too, has a past that is hard to escape, and her sister is not in a mood to forgive her. Strange noises at night and activity at the abandoned lighthouse raise her curiosity, and she finds herself investigating a century-old town mystery.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 128 x 197 x 29mm | 352g
- 21 Nov 2013
- Quercus Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
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About Kimberley Freeman
Kimberley Freeman was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. Her first novel, The Infernal, was published in 1997. Since then, she has published across many genres and for many different age groups. Kim has won many awards and is published all over the world. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two small children.