From the idyllic paradise of Bali, to the fast-paced bustle of London and finally to the gritty streets of Uzbekistan, Thomas’ second novel maps out a resonating, touching story that most readers are unlikely to forget. Constance is a strong, beautiful character who’s been shaped by her mysterious and lonely past, which makes her all the more fascinating as the novel’s focal point. This particular saga is rich in both plot and setting, and is an addictive, well-written masterpiece featuring lovely and original characters.
London-born Constance Thorne has made a life for herself over the years as a successful musician and now lives in beautiful Bali. Abandoned by her mother as an infant, Constance has never felt as if she belonged. She has been estranged from her sister, Jeanette, for years after having an affair with Jeanette’s husband. Now, Jeanette is dying from cancer, and the two sisters have decided to accept and make peace with one another before Jeanette’s last days. (OVERLOOK, Sep., 464 pp., $27.95)