'A touch of Margaret Millar . . . worth watching' Sunday Telegraph
Ex-cop turned author Kevin Bryce and sculptress Katharine Craig now live in rural Ireland. After a row Katherine disappears and the next Bryce hears is that her car has been found, with bloodstains on the seat. With a psychopathic IRA renegade on the loose, Bryce and the Gardai embark on a desperate search for the missing woman.
Meanwhile, in Dublin, Mick Cronin ponders the miseries of his existence. Embittered by life and love he is an unstable man with a grudge against women...
British author Titchmarsh (Rosie) brings the art world alive in this engaging romantic drama. In 2007, James "Jamie" Ballantyne reconnects with childhood chum and flame, Artemis "Missy" King, who resurfaces in the showroom of Jamie's auction house in Bath to bid on a painting on behalf of her grandfather. The reunited couple discover that a set of paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings, owned by Missy's grandfather (himself owner of an established fine art gallery), are fakes. Their investigation reveals a long thread of family secrets and the source of the feud between their two families, revelations that cause the couple to split up. Titchmarsh alternates between the present and the story of Jamie's grandfather, Harry Ballantyne, and Missy's grandmother, Eleanor King, who met as art students at Oxford. The effect is nostalgic and builds anticipation and curiosity in the history of the two families, including the story behind the lost love of their grandparents.