Life in 1920s Belfast is hard for the working class people, but the McGuigans are more fortunate than most.
But when eldest son Johnnie shatters the family's peaceful existence with a shocking and unwelcome revelation, opinions become divided. And there are secrets in other quarters, too, when sister Louise discovers her boyfriend is hiding something - a secret so terrible it threatens their engagement.
The once close-knit family are forced to make a series of painful decisions that will change all their lives for ever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/07/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751539868