A gripping love story set during Kenya's Mau Mau uprising.
Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home.
But when she reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley Road, Rachel finds that much has changed. Her father has moved his new lover and her strange son into the family home. And Michael, the handsome Kikuyu boy from her childhood, has started to look at her differently.
When rumours of violence between the Mau Mau freedom fighters and British soldiers start to grow, Rachel is faced with a terrible dilemma. Can she be her father's daughter, and be true to herself? And what if choosing one means losing the other?
“Jennifer McVeigh manages to transport the reader right to the heart of Africa with her vivid atmospheric prose”
Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of, The Letter