One of the world's best saga writers with another page-turning drama about struggle and triumph over adversity. This is the story of two people, each with a dream, each lonely in different ways, and just when everything seems to be coming right for them, fate steps in to turn their worlds upside down.
Kitty Wilson has always dreamed of owning a hotel on the coast. When her mother is widowed and decides to divide up what is left of the family fortune, Kitty packs up her uneventful life and finds a derelict house overlooking West Bay, a place she has always loved. through that first summer, the house is transformed into a beautiful hotel and a delighted Kitty can't believe it's actually hers.
There is someone else who also loves West Bay. A quiet, private man, Marcus Troy, can often be seen day and night wandering the beaches of West Bay, lost in thought, known to all by sight, but a stranger all the same. Nobody knows who he really is, or where he comes from. He seems a lonely, tragic figure. The first time Kitty sees him, she is inexplicable drawn to him.