Imelda Burova was a woman who knew where the bodies were buried. She had spent a lifetime keeping other people's secrets and her silence had come at a price. She had seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools.
Her cards had unmasked them all and her cards never lied. But Madame Burova was weary of other people's lives and other people's secrets, she needed rest and a little piece of life for herself. But before that she had to fulfill a promise made a long time ago.
She held two brown envelopes in her hand, and she had to deliver them.
In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage, and her place in the world when she discovered something that leaves her very identity in question.
Determined to find answers, she must follow a trail which might just lead right to Madame Burova's door.
In a story spanning over fifty years Ruth Hogan has conjured a magical world of 1970s holiday camps and seaside entertainers, eccentrics, heroes and villains, the lost and the found. Young people, with their lives before them, make choices which echo down the years. And a wall of death rider is part of a love story which will last through time.