At the age of three, Kit Philipson was abducted whilst on holiday with his family in Italy. He grew up adored by his adopted parents but as his mother lay dying she confessed her terrible secret and gave him the details of his real mother. Isla Novello is ecstatic to be reunited with her long-lost son but there are some members of the family who are less than thrilled. And why are they all so reluctant for him to investigate his disappearance all those years ago? Kit is determined to find out the truth about his abduction and the murky motives that lay behind it. But he has no idea just how harrowing his investigation will turn out to be.