**AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO FOUR**
Set in the frozen north of Canada in 1972, this is a novel of painful histories and the moments in life when we can change for the better.
Clara's rebellious older sister is missing. Grief-stricken and bewildered, she yearns to uncover the truth about what happened.
Liam, newly divorced and newly unemployed, moves into the house next door and within hours gets a visit from the police.
Elizabeth is thinking about a crime committed thirty years ago, one that had tragic consequences for two families. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.
**LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE**
'I've been telling everyone I know about Mary Lawson . . . Each of her novels is just a marvel' Anne Tyler
'Close to perfection' The Times
'Exquisitely poignant' Liane Moriarty