In this remarkable debut Karen Gillece weaves a compelling tale of secrets revealed, regrets faced, lives re-evaluated and a death that changed lives and caused the loss of innocence.
Henry and Elena had it all, until he lost everything on a foolish investment and she let the ghosts of her past seep into their marriage.
Meeting Adam, her former lover, at a class reunion, Elena suddenly finds herself caught up in a storm of memories, unearthing questions about a past that has not been faced and a relationship that was wrenched apart.
But while Elena reconciles herself to what really happened in Spain that summer, Henry is at home struggling with a crisis of his own
'Gillece handles her subject with delicacy and insight.' '...its hard to believe such an assured offering is a debut'. - Books Ireland
wonderfully sensitive rises head and shoulders above most Irish novels of recent years - Irish Independent
Gillece writes vividly, capturing the essence of ordinary lives turned upside down by unavoidable dilemmas highly impressive and assured writing - Evening Herald