The sixth Barbara Vine novel published by Viking in 1993
It is 1905. Asta and her husband Rasmus have come to East London from Denmark with their two little boys. With Rasmus constantly away on business, Asta keeps loneliness and isolation at bay by writing a diary.
These diaries, published more than seventy years later, reveal themselves as more than mere journals, for they seem to hold the key to an unsolved murder and the mystery of a missing child.
It falls to Asta’s granddaughter Ann to unearth the buried secrets of nearly a century before.
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