From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma.In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter's Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountains from Burma to Assam to escape the Japanese invasion. Whilst packing, Edith comes across some letters which may hold clues to Betty's mysterious disappearance.The discovery propels Edith on an epic journey to Assam, where she is forced to face devastating secrets of love and betrayal from the war years.
Praise for Ann Bennett
'A vivid account of a brutal period, and a searing exploration of trauma, memory and loss..' The Lady Magazine.
'Have just discovered this writer ... So descriptive of the Far East. Harrowing in parts but unputdownable Best author I have read in a very long time.' Amazon Reviewer.
'This was a story of love, passion and cruelty I could not put down ....' Lizeanne Lloyd - Lost in a Good Book
I raced through this book in just over twenty-four hours ... I literally could not put it down.' Bibliobeth - Goodreads.
'I really loved this haunting, powerful and beautiful novel.' Amazon Reviewer