Rachel White, a young archaeologist, is left a mysterious legacy of £8 million by an old lady she met in Edinburgh when she was a child. Setting off to discover why, she rocks her stable existence and uncovers secrets about her mother's experiences as a 5 year old in a concentration camp in WWII. What made Ma Polinski leave Rachel everything and will what she finds set her and her family free?
From the Author
I decided to write this book when I met a guy who fought in the Resistance during the second world war. The stories he told me made my heart pound and afterwards I began to think about how history can effect your life. I thought it was a really interesting idea and I decided to write this book about it.
Rachel White, the main character inherits £8 million from Ma Polinski and goes off to try to find out why. Her questions have her unearthing skeletons in her own family's closets and chasing ghosts across post war Europe.
I decided to write the book in the first person because I liked the way it made the story very immediate and allowed the reader to really go on Rachel's adventure with her. A lot happens in the book, some of it quite dark and serious, some of it far lighter. Rachel falls in love, fights with her family, goes shopping and discovers some of the skeletons she unearths have very sharp teeth. Once or twice when I was writing it I found myself sitting up in bed at night, wondering what that noise was.
I'm pleased with the story and I did enjoy writing it a lot. I hope you enjoy reading it.