A finely calibrated heartbreaker of a novel about fathers and daughters, great rises and sudden falls comes from the internationally acclaimed author.
It all starts with the death of Martijn van Vliet’s wife. His grief-stricken young daughter, Lea, cuts herself off from the outer world.
Then one day she hears a snatch of Bach being played on a violin by a busker.
Transfixed by the sweet melody, she emerges from her mourning, vowing to learn the instrument.
Lea’s all-consuming passion is matched by talent and she becomes one of the finest players in the country.
But lea had to face crisis in her relationships with her father as her fame blossoms.
Desperate to hold on to Lea, Martijn is driven to commit an act that threatens to destroy both him and his daughter.