Placido's Beach Bar, the ultimate beach bar - although there is no beach at the end of the bay and few let their dreams bring them to this one-boat fishing village. Kim has come to Placido's to watch the sun set, to wait for her lover, and to understand the instability of all that seems stable. Kim's life started before she was ready and ran out of control into tragedy. She came through with the help of her friend, vibrant, fascinating Stella; now there is also Matthew, Kim's lover, a creature of true instinct but deceptive beauty. A woman, her lover and her friend; sacred bonds or the random choice of destiny? The island Los Alcazares, a scrap of desert in the sub-tropical Atlantic, a place of fantastic dreams and immeasurable secrets, of strange energies and violent events. Its people are fugitives, hedonists and visionaries, a multinational community of refugees from reality. Among them a death has occured, a death for which both Stella and Matthew may be responsible.
Celia Brayfield is the author of five best-selling novels. Her non-fiction includes BESTSELLER, about writing fiction and she is a prolific journalist. She lives in West London with her daughter, Chloe.