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Sarah’s husband, Tom, disappeared without trace eleven years ago. Now her son, David, has died. Tom appears at David’s funeral and tries to reestablish contact, which Sarah refuses but Kate, her daughter, accepts. The growing closeness between Kate and her father worries Sarah because she believes that Tom is dishonest and unreliable. Then Sarah finds David’s diary and follows the steps he took in search of his father. It becomes a journey of self-discovery: what she uncovers forces Sarah to reassess her view of herself, her origins and her certainties. A relationship novel, but also a detection novel with a difference; this story traces a woman’s drive to uncover and understand the truth about a family she thought she knew… her own. A novel that deals with grief, loyalty, love and acceptance. Although it begins with a funeral and deals with its aftermath, this is a novel of hope and recovery as well as a putting of things to rights.