A stolen sister. A daughter made up our minds to uncover the truth.
‘I used to be gripped, moved and utterly in thrall to this deeply emotional and compelling tale’ Kate Furnivall
Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past – a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents’ belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira.
Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had – but if she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. Oliver, a ravishing, easy-going American journalist, promises to lend a hand her, but an anonymous note tells her to not consider those closest to her. . .
Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks – but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she consider her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister truly dead? And could there be a possibility Belle might find her?
‘A moving and complex story, beautifully told’ Isabel Wolff
‘Dinah Jefferies has a knack of getting under the skin of her exotic locations and this story about loss and love, set in sultry Burma all through the troubled 1930s, is no exception’ Kate Riordan