At seventeen, Sophie is a mess. Her best friend is dead, her boyfriend has gone and she has dropped out of school. In desperation she is sent to live with her Aunt Fran. It is here that Sophie uncovers family secrets. From the cause of the rift between her mother and her Aunt Fran, to her Uncle Jimmy and the Vietnam War, and finally to the girl in the painting and the story haunting all their lives. An absorbing family saga.
Recommended age: 15+