In 1934 Anne Foster, wife of a British army officer, leaves Bombay carrying a letter from the charismatic Reverend Ezra Burroughs, an orphanage superintendent. Over seventy years later Ezra’s elderly daughter Connie, now living in a care home, guards his secrets though with a lifetime of regrets. Sarah Jennings, escaping an unhappy marriage, buys the crumbling home of the Burroughs family to be near her ageing father. However, she is unprepared for the shocking secrets and chilling events she uncovers that will change her life forever.
Reviewed by Juliette Foster