A dead man’s house. A dead man’s clothes. And a dead man’s wine cellar…
It’s 1960’s Mallorca. Thomas Sebastian, an English conman, is hiding out in the house of the late Senyor Rodriguez – carousing, partying, and falling in love with his beautiful but impossibly young neighbour, Isabella Ferretti. As the boundary between lies and reality blur, Thomas’ fiction spirals out of control in ways that are quite unexpected.
‘Ageless charm and dry humour within a psychological thriller – loved it.’
‘Similar in tone to Patricia Highsmith – the novel is a strong exploration of its period and evokes brilliantly the languorous feelings of living in Spain’
‘Gilmond has an effortlessly descriptive style evoking with subtle yet highly authentic detail the memories of a bygone era.’