From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris
comes an ambitious and heartrending story of immigrants,
deception, and second chances.
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through
the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only
daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the
island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's
convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only
knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and
that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.
Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a
young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an
aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and
Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding
real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross
the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon
his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and
Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris
delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to
York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted
discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and
betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--
believe--in order to survive.