After a traumatic few months, artist Jess Cooper arrives in Northumberland to recuperate and to reassess her life. Idly looking in an estate agent’s window, she is drawn to Sea Music – a cliff-top house overlooking the North Sea. Enchanted by the name, she is inexplicably compelled to view it.
While there she has a strong sense of déjà vu – warm feelings at first, giving way to a sense of loneliness and searching for someone. At the top of the cellar steps, she is suddenly light-headed and unable to make the move to descend. Something unpleasant is clawing at her mind, but she can’t bring it to the fore. That evening she is haunted by a woman’s face and a name – Lydia.
Always believing she has no relatives apart from her parents, she is shocked to learn that Lydia was her aunt who died in a mysterious fall at Sea Music. She also discovers that Lydia’s baby son was abducted a few years before her death, and the abductor never found. Jess sets out to unearth the reasons why her parents never told her about her aunt and the events leading up to Lydia’s mysterious death.
Reviewer: Sally Keeling
This book is about a mystery weaved around the coastal house Sea Music……a complex family story that keeps you guessing until the end.