'It's February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Summer Hill, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven't seen each other for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.
'Robert is haunted by the battlefields of New Guinea, and Catherine harbours the guilt of her affair with a charismatic US marine - and other secrets too painful to confront. Her heart divided between two men, she finds herself longing for what she has lost. With all that's changed between them, can Catherine and Robert find their way back to each other?' (From the publisher's website.)