Death has a habit of opening more doors than one might expect – and not just for the deceased. After the sudden death of her mother, Kate discovers a conspiracy of silence about her childhood. Her memories are ripped apart to expose a nasty underbelly of lies and deceit. And she is not alone in having her illusions shattered…In Ireland, a priest sets out to discover his history, one that is inextricably linked with Kate’s. Will they discover the truth about their complex relationship – and will that truth redeem or destroy them?In her ground-breaking new novel, Thelma Hancock explores the problems that many of us face in a society where family affairs are rarely straightforward.At its heart lies the question: can any of us save ourselves from the past?