On a freezing January morning in 1961, eight-year-old Anna's mother disappears into the fog.
That same morning, a spy case breaks in the news. Obsessed by stories of espionage, Anna's brother Peter begins to construct a theory that their mother, a refugee from eastern Germany, was an undercover spy and might even still be alive.
As life returns to normal, Anna struggles to sort fact from fantasy.
Did her mother have a secret life? And how do you know who a person was once she is dead?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408801000