It’s the start of a stormy, passionate affair when internationally successful singer Siobhan McGovern turns up at the launch of Robert Lanaghan's latest book in Dublin. Though they both love the written word – and each other – they find they come from very different worlds: Robert lives a solitary, quiet life and Siobhan is in the media spotlight every day. And after their daughter Ciara is born, it becomes clear that their relationship is over.
Bitter with the way things have turned out, Robert accepts a substantial financial settlement from Siobhan but also signs an agreement never to see his daughter again. He thinks, in the circumstances, it will be best for everyone.
But after travelling aimlessly around Europe, spending the money as he goes, his life begins to spiral out of control as he struggles to come to terms with what he has done. Can Robert overcome the disappointments of his past to build a better future?
‘An absorbing, fast-paced tale of one man’s search for the love he has lost. By turns sinister and vulnerable, Robert Lanaghan draws the reader into his troubled world and demands that we accompany him on his quest for redemption. I was hooked.’
CATHERINE DUNNE, author of The Years That Followed and The Things We Know Now.
‘An uncompromising and compassionate exploration of the consequences of trauma, love and loss.’
CHRIS BINCHY, author of Five Days Apart.