Secrets, betrayal, revenge, rape and murder - all the Ingredients for a great read. What happens to three women when they are forced to revisit the past? Three middle-aged women, from three different countries, return to Italy to accept ownership of a castle left to them by an ex-lover, Ramon. Although they all grew up Dunedin, they haven't met for forty years; not since the working holiday in Italy that changed their lives forever. They have to confront their younger selves again, and for Jean, in particular, the sense that she has 'lost' herself somewhere is painful. But a more difficult confrontation is the truth about an awful night in Italy when they murdered a young man. Did Ramon even know? Who else knows?