Could just a few words turn the very flow of life around forever?
Munich, December 1997, Hector, son of a former German captain in WWII, visits his parents for the Christmas holidays. Following a heated family argument, his terminally ill mother reveals a terrifying secret that she had kept hidden for more than fifty-three years. This marks the onset of a quest for Hector seeking the truth about the history of his family, starting from Munich and passing through the most northwestern tip of Messinia, Greece. The story of this quest is a thrilling journey through time, revealing at each step horrific murders, cursed love and ghosts lurking in memory that stroll like shadows in the picturesque narrow streets of the Upper Town of Kyparissia.
One novel, two different stories that progress in parallel at the present and in the distant past, with its protagonists fighting till the end to regain some of their lost innocence, to vindicate the souls of the dead and complete their unfulfilled love.