Book Overview




Mote, a young Nigerian painter, believes she had found the love of her life: Jack, an American architect. Together, they survive the problems that stir up from their interracial union. However, when tragedy befalls their close-knit family of four, Mote is forced to relive the past—revealing harboured secrets and uncovering old truths.



Ara, having watched her father fire the shot that killed her only brother, is enraged and hell-bent on revealing what she had witnessed to anyone who cares to listen. She battles to reconcile the man she once called father and the man whom she saw murder his son. She will yet find out that they may have harboured a stranger in their home.



Jack finds himself living in the shadows of his life, caught up in a web of lies that threaten his life and his reality. Although he tries to find his way back, he soon finds himself making decisions that seem to draw him further away from the truth as he forms new bonds and allegiances. As time goes on, he finds that he is becoming the man he swore to kill.