Ten years have passed since David Mortimer last saw Anna Russell. Their love affair abruptly ended when Anna disappeared. rifting through life ever since, David has never married, and is devoted only to his scientific work and to the book he has always meant to write, the story of the extraordinary plant explorer in China, Ernest Wilson. ut David's isolation is about to change. He receives news that Anna has been seriously injured in an accident. More devastating still is the revelation that he has a daughter, Rachel, whom he has never seen. Both mother and daughter now urgently need his help - and more than one danger is threatening them. his is a story of two journeys, separated by time and place, but with the same goal. To find a way through the mountains, and to bring back something of infinite beauty that might otherwise have been lost forever.
Elizabeth McGregor was born in Warwickshire and lives in Dorset. An award-winning short story writer, she has also written six acclaimed psychological thrillers. Her novels are the acclaimed THE ICE CHILD, A WAY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS, THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR and LEARNING BY HEART.