Summer 1981 At a party held in the garden of a beautiful chateau in the village of Canas, in southern France, a young man takes his life.
In doing so he seeks to bury a terrible family legacy, unleashed in the aftermath of WWII; but his suicide breaks his family apart. Winter 2010 Kate and Stephen Glover, a young London couple, arrive in Canas for a much needed sabbatical.
Kate, seeking escape from her marriage, is irrevocably drawn to the village and to the derelict chateau at its heart.
What she cannot know is that her interest in the chateau will reawaken old ghosts, forcing the family who once lived there finally to reunite and confront the tragedy of the past...Moving between the postwar years and the present day, We All Ran into the Sunlight is a heartbreaking story of love, misplaced desire and the damage done when the truth is withheld.