An unlikely friendship between a Canadian teenager and a South
African girl sparks a journey to untangle an unsolved murder.
Eighteen-year-old Hilary Ansonâ€™s startling good looks and wanton ways
scandalize the denizens of sleepy Kelso County, but young Sam
Mitchell is instantly enthralled by his new friend. Over one sun-soaked
summer, Hilary vastly improves Samâ€™s equestrian skills, while dropping
inscrutable details about her past in apartheid-era South Africa.
Mysteries mount until Hilary vanishes, leaving at least one unsolved
murder in her wake. Many years and two failed marriages later, Sam
sets out for South Africa, determined to crack the enigma of Hilary
Anson. In doing so, he finds himself confronting a shocking secret of