Women's fiction with mystical thread
Thirty years later, Mar, a visual artist, arrives on the island with her young daughter, Lemay. Her motivation is to paint in peace, away from the strains on her marriage caused by her husband’s womanising and domineering nature. She also has to come to terms with the fact that she may lose her sight in one eye due to a retinal detachment.
However, on meeting Clara, the owner of the retreat, and eventually Sebastian, Mar is soon drawn away from creative solitude into the lives of the community and its dark past. The sense she gets that the island harbours too many secrets is heightened when she is contacted by Leah’s spirit. On Leah’s spiritual lead, Mar unravels the origins of the curse on Puerto Franco through a history of tragedies, deceit, and suppressed anguish.