Silver and Salt by Eleanor Dymott
9780224094054 Jonathan Cape
'There was a child in our courtyard. I saw a child there, standing by the fountain. She was there, then she was gone.' On the death of her father, celebrated photographer Max Hollingbourne, Ruthie returns to his villa in remote, wild Greece.
After fifteen years in exile she is welcomed by her older sister, Vinny. They build a fragile happiness in their haven above the sea, protecting one another from the dark secrets of their childhood. But the arrival of an English family at a neighbouring cottage, and one young girl in particular, triggers a chain of events that will plunge both women back into the past, with shocking and fatal consequences.
Devastating in its razor-sharp exploration of a tragic family legacy, Silver & Salt is the story of two sisters, bound by their history and driven to repeat it.