This is an intriguing and well crafted novel which kept me reading right to the end. The story centres on an English woman who falls in love with an Italian. But he refuses to reveal his past which leads to difficulties for both of them. The story moves between Italy, Sicily, Edinburgh (Scotland) and India. It is very atmospheric and the characters are well drawn. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to all readers who like narratives which keep the reader guessing.