Minna and Tom rent a cottage in a small village near Dorset, hoping the change of scene will help them deal with the recent loss of their son.
Exploring the beach, the unearth a skeleton that belonged to an American GI posted there during the Second World War. What seems to be nothing more than a strange discovery starts having a deeper impact on Minna, as she traces the GI's history with the help of a local woman she befriends.
The story is engaging, with time divided equally between past and present day. Although the ending won't surprise, it makes for an emotional read.