1967: Enigmatic young folk singer Molly Marrison disappears on the cusp of fame.
2002: Silva is working as a housemaid at Chatsworth House when her father suddenly dies, leaving her with one instruction – find Molly.
The only clue is a haunting song, centuries old, that Molly recorded before she vanished. Silva needs the help of song collector, Robbie Nightingale. Silva and Robbie were teenage sweethearts, but they’ve not spoken for decades.
If they try to find Molly, what else will they discover? For Molly is not the only girl to have disappeared.
Silva’s mother, Sukey, vanished when Silva was a child, leaving her with scars that Robbie once tried but failed to heal.
Fiona has written about the song that inspired her novel. In her Historia feature, she tells the story behind the song – a 250-year-old murder – and explains how she researched the true story behind the folk song.