Kirsty O'Neill has always known her own mind. At thirty-one years old, she is already running her own successful fashion business, and has decided that the handsome Robbie Hennessy is the man she'll build her future with.
So when her widowed mother announces that she's bringing home a complete stranger from her holiday in Marbella - a young pianist named Antonio - Kirsty has strong feelings. Suspicious of his intent, she decides to waste no time in ridding him from her mother's life.
As Kirsty's relationship with Robbie begins to falter, and it looks as though future plans may not come to be after all, she watches on in horror as Antonio's career begins to take off. Will he ever leave Ireland, and her mother, behind? What is he doing here, anyway? And why oh why, with her life in complete disharmony, does his music sound so alluring?
In these miserable times, we need escapism more than ever and McCabe provides it, liberally spiced with warmth and humour - Irish Independent