I found myself totally enmeshed in this strange tale set in Guernsey both during the Occupation and 40 years later. I struggled with Catherine, her father and her uncle to comprehend the truth of their actions and discover just who around them was friend or foe. Don't be put off by Catherine's flippant tone. She has a fascinating story to tell as the secrets of the past foreshadow the events of the present.
That was all it took, really: the drink, the smile, the wink. I was different and Nicolette liked different.
Maybe she sensed the cosmic and magnetic connection between us.
Maybe she guessed I was ocean-full of deep-sea depths.
Or maybe she wanted someone fat and frumpy to make her feel better than she already was.