‘Skillfully told in candid detail … the book delicately reveals the dedication of partners and the kindness of strangers’ CANDIS BOOK OF THE MONTH APRIL 2009
Six years after her husband disappeared without trace, Abbie Silvas is obsessed with keeping Nick’s memory alive until he returns home. Cocooned in the crypt-like world that she has created in her Vauxhall flat, she is unwilling to leave it for any length of time, in case she misses his return.
The fragile balance of Abbie’s world is set to change when Owen moves into the flat above. Newly separated, Owen is dealing with the sudden loss of family life. Missing his children desperately, he becomes drawn to his lonely neighbour, intrigued by her sad story.
But Abbie and Nick’s marriage was not the perfect union that Abbie would like to believe and it becomes harder for Abbie to keep disturbing memories submerged. Will the presence of Owen prove to be the catalyst which forces Abbie to face the truth behind the memories? And will this enable Abbie to finally let go of Nick, heal, and move on?