The Kelleher's beachfront holiday house creaks under a weight of secrets.
A place where cocktails follow morning mass and children eavesdrop, it is home to matriarch Alice, who would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, decades before.
As summer arrives and the women in Alice's family descend on the shore, it soon becomes clear that these mothers and daughters have been deeply hurt by the people they love the most.
But as this fierce, irrational love burns ever brighter, anger builds and painful secrets are unearthed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857894984