After disappearing amidst a spray of bullets, antiques dealer Sarah Lester leaves behind no body, only questions. And Sarah’s friends are left dealing with the aftermath of her disappearance, including an investigation into the provenance of her antiques, which threatens to crush The Old Curiosity Shop.
As Sarah struggles to reunite with her father, she continues the search for her mother, unaware the violent colonial past has followed her home, putting herself, and those she loves in danger.
From the remote shores of New Zealand, through India’s hill country stations and onto the streets of Victorian London, Sarah must decide whether family bonds are strong enough to stretch through time.
“I enjoyed the braiding of narratives between current day England, colonial India and pioneer New Zealand. The variety of characters and wonderful descriptive passages had me spellbound.” —WriteOnNZ