Elisabeth has kept her great secret locked in a trunk for years. When her son Philip finds it and begins reading the diary his mother has been secretly writing for years, he discovers, to his bewilderment, a past that demolishes the very pillars of his life. At the tender age of fourteen, Philip feels it his moral duty to avenge his mother s honour, unaware that it will lead not only to meeting his real father but also to discovering a world of evil and death fuelled by interests and heartbreak. An elderly woman who spends her hours sitting on a bench at the train station will be his most invaluable help. Enter deeper into this story that will take you across Britain, from the dawn of World War II to the early 1970s, where you ll learn of how tricks of destiny and false appearances can change the course of your life in the blink of an eye.