Inspector Martin Aitken’s life is a mess. Divorced, his career’s in chaos, and the last thing he needs is a collapsed woman in the street on Christmas Eve. Ellen Donnelly is a woman on a mission, coming to Ireland to find her mother. Milton Amery is an unfaithful husband and a highly successful New York plastic surgeon. All three of their roads leads to Inishowen.


“A powerful, moving adventure of raw fate, betrayed love and ducked responsibilities.”
Independent on Sunday

“This is a tremendous book, affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also extremely funny.”
The Spectator

“His storytelling is masterful and his characters are real and vibrant.”
The Sunday Independent