It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and he will become busier still. From the highly-acclaimed author of The Messenger and new novel Bridge of Clay.
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter.