It is summer 1989 and fifteen-year-old Clotilde is on holiday with her parents in Corsica. On a twisty mountain road, their car comes off at a curve and plunges into a ravine. Only Clotilde survives. Twenty-seven years later, she returns to Corsica with her husband and their sulky teenage daughter. Clotilde wants the trip to do two things to help exorcise her past and to build a bridge between her and her daughter. But in the very place where she spent that summer all those years ago, she receives a letter. From her mother. As if she were still alive.
About the Author
Michel Bussi is the author of the bestsellers after the crash and black water lilies, both of which were Waterstones thriller of the month. In France, where he has published ten novels, he is the second bestselling author overall, with over a million novels sold in 2016 alone and he has won over sixteen literary awards. When not writing fiction, he is a professor of geography at the university of Rouen.