An empire shattered by conflict. Sisters torn apart by war and betrayal...

The horrors of WW2 echo down the decades, inspiring an epic journey to uncover devastating family secrets.

I have read all of this authors books, and enjoyed them all. However I think this is her best yet. I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to Betty all those years ago, and the tale was both harrowing and inspiring too. Five Stars - Amazon Reviewer

This was an engrossing read. I love how Ann Bennett crafts a story. Highly recommended. Five stars - Amazon reviewer

 Heartbreaking historical fiction: Five Stars

Wow, What can I say, except another very well researched and harrowing portrayal of WW2 in the Far East. Amazon Reviewer

Love and sacrifice in 20th Century Burma: Five Stars

A captivating story of 20th century love and suffering, well worth reading. Amazon Reviewer

A daughter's promise to her dying father uncovers wartime secrets that cast dark shadows over three generations...

I loved this book and believed in the characters immediately. ... Highly recommended if you like historical fiction set against a backdrop of some diligently researched history. Didn't want it to finish and several hours after reading the last line, its still going round in my head. Great book!

Five Stars - Amazon Reviewer

Another great read: Fantastic read couldn't put it down. I love all the books by this author but this one really was gripping. 

Five Stars - Amazon Reviewer

Family,loyalty, war, resistance, memories...

Very much enjoyed this holiday read and found it hard to put down. Five Stars: Goodreads Reviewer

A very thought-provoking novel which is well worth reading. Five Stars: Goodreads Reviewer

Determined to settle old scores from the war years, Sirinya returns to her native Thailand, where once she risked everything to help prisoners of war on the Death Railway. But her journey into the past uncovers unexpected truths...


'A powerful story brilliantly told. Five Stars.' Richard Kandler, author of The Prisoner List.
'This outstanding novel is a powerful reminder of what prisoners of the Japanese suffered...'
A woman's quest to uncover the secrets of her WW2 father takes her to Thailand, Penang and the infamous Death Railway.

'A vivid account of a brutal period, and a searing exploration of trauma, memory and loss..' The Lady Magazine.

A woman's world torn apart by secrets and war. will the wounds ever heal?


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