It's 1993, and the small seaside town of Kingshaven is looking picture perfect, when the peace is suddenly shattered by the blast of a bomb that has lain hidden since the war. It is not the town's only long-buried secret.
In London, graduate Cat Brown sees the story unfolding on the news. In Rome, Iris Quinn feels the tug of the place she ran away from 30 years before. In the now crumbling Palace Hotel, disturbing memories are triggered for grande-dame Liliana King.
As the millennium approaches and the interwoven mysteries of the past begin to unravel, three generations of women try to make sense of their lives as they search for happiness at the dawn of the new century.
©2009 Imogen Parker (P)2010 Soundings