Does the past yield its secrets if we search hard enough? And where is the line between ordinary just and something altogether murkier? A marine biologist specialising in seahorses. Tina is returning for her brother's wedding to the Fenland village where she grew up. A moment of panic about her ten-year-old daughter has triggered a vision of her best friend, Mandy Baker, who went missing without trace at the same age three decades ago. And the more Tina replays events and relives her tempestuous upbringing, the more she believes she knows what happened to Mandy - and who was responsible. Jill Dawson's affecting novel is an incisive and disturbing exploration of desire and childhood.