A psychological thriller of chilling clarity from an internationally acclaimed writer - a masterful mix of brooding suspense, delicious characterization, precise plotting and enduring love. Twenty years ago, while backpacking around India, Henry Evans fell in love with Francesca Chisholm. But when Francesca's father died, Henry left it too late to change his travel plans and she left without him. His decision has haunted him throughout his adult life. Now, two decades later, determined to find her, he travels from the U.S. to the English coastal town of Warbling to find her. Henry's welcome is as warm as the unforgiving February weather: his hotel is flooded, and the solicitor he asks for information about tracing Francesca advises him to regard her as dead. The reason: Francesca is in prison for murdering her five-year-old son.