Author(s): Gabrielle Lord
Sydney screenwriter Greta Maitlands life crashes at the arrival of the postcard from Crete: Sorry to tell you this, but your sister Xanthe has been missing since May. Police have found no trace. Greta immediately flies to Crete to continue the stalled investigation, but there, runs into deceit; the Cretan police officer deliberately mistranslates her questions; Xanthes lover lies more and more disturbing facts emerge about her sister and Gretas growing suspicions about her husband seem confirmed. In the ancient house inherited by the sisters, where Xanthe had first been living, Greta notices a faintly penciled phone number surrounded by a love heart, missed by the police and this leads her to the beautiful Etz Hayyim synagogue in Chania, and to her sisters secret lover. Using only Xanthes damaged artists journal and paintings as possible leads, and with earthquakes threatening, Greta must uncover the extraordinary events that have led to her sisters disappearance. But can her marriage survive such betrayal? And can Greta herself survive the earthquakes in Crete, both emotional and physical, and their shattering consequences?