1914: Aspiring journalist Anton arrives in Vienna where he meets Delphine, a woman of deep secrets.
Anton is entranced by the light of first love, until his country declares war on hers.
1927: For Lena, life in a small town has been cosseted and cold.
When her love affair with a young lawyer crumbles, she leaves to take a post at the snow-capped sanatorium, the Schloss Seeblick.
1933: Anton is sent to write about the mysterious Schloss Seeblick.
In this place, on the banks of a silvery lake where the roots of human suffering are laid bare, two people will see each other as if for the first time.
‘Fascinating…a rich, dark story’ – The Times
‘Wistful, yearning and wise’ – Elizabeth Day