‘Charming, quirky, magical’ Joanne Harris. Nothing hurts like not knowing who you are. Nobody will tell Cadi anything about her father and her sister. ‘Carol Lovekin’s prose is full of beautifully strange poetry.’ Rebecca Mascull, author of The Visitors and Song of the Sea Maid. In a world of hauntings and magic, in a village where it rains throughout August, as Cadi starts on her search, the secrets and the ghosts begin to wake up. None of the Hopkins women will be able to escape them. Her mother Violet believes she can only cope with the past by never talking about it. Lili, Cadi’s aunt, is stuck in the middle, bound by a promise she shouldn’t have made. But this summer, Cadi is determined to find out the truth.