The book begins with the main character Antoine Rey and his sister Melanie taking a short vacation for her 40th birthday to a place they used to go as children. While there memories from their past continually come to them including a very unsettling event from then that they did not understand or remember from childhood. Through the book they deal with finding out more about this event and the people in their past and they struggle to find answers that they were not told as children.
The book asks the question about how much the past can effect your future. It also deals with the issue of tragedy and how it can effect a family and how different each person's method of coping is.
Antoine deals with so much that I am not familiar with tragedy, divorce, children... and yet Tatiana DeRosnay writes in such a way that I was able to feel sympathy for and fully understand his character.
The book is a tangled web of relationships that continually evolve in unexpected ways. I really enjoy the way Tatiana De Rosnay writes. She is not overly upbeat or overly depressing. She writes truly and honestly about life. The good and the bad and you enjoy every minute of Antoine's journey through it.