• My ideal read; mystery, love, heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down

    Santa Montefiore
  • Beautifully written and heart rending, this has a magical setting with a real sense of period.

    Katie Fforde
  • A gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel that centres on the separation of a mother and her child. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling

    Isabel Wolff
  • Vibrant and compelling - Dinah Jefferies perfectly captures the flavour of colonial Ceylon

    Rosanna Ley
  • I was spellbound from beginning to end

    Deborah Rodriguez
  • A wonderful book, deeply touching and an unforgettable read that swept me away. I loved it.

    Kate Furnivall
  • Dark secrets lie at every turn, hidden beneath layers of 1920s racism and the fearfulness of a crumbling colonial power, making for a thoroughly gripping tale. But what I loved most of all. . . is the moving way in which Dinah writes about the loss of children and the redemptive power of love.

    Liz Trenow
  • A terrific emotional and atmospheric read

    Elizabeth Buchan
  • Deeply atmospheric and utterly engrossing

    Lucy Cruickshanks
  • Rich and incredibly evocative, historical fiction at its's just spellbinding

    Sunday Express

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