In 1968 a prison governor is recalled from a Cornish holiday when one of his lifers escapes and robs a train. Left behind in an atmospheric seaside house, his wife falls in love with her brother-in-law, but their illicit idyll quickly turns to tragedy. In the present, a bachelor also takes a holiday in Cornwall, with his parents. His mother is in the early stages of Alzheimers. Her blurring memories mistake one love story for another, and we gradually realise that this is the same family, the same house - and that history may be about to repeat itself. A brilliantly compelling novel.
Author: Gale, Patrick
Publisher: UK: Flamingo; US: Ballantine; French: Belfond; Polish: Nasza