"Kit MacMahon lives in the small sleepy Irish town of Lough Glass, where everyone knows everyone; children who walk to school together grow up and become sweethearts and marry, people gossip and grumble and dream their lives away, for it is a place where change come slowly.
Until one day, beautiful, mysterious Helen MacMahon disappears, presumed drowned in the lake, and then the gossip runs wild. The consequences for Helen's husband, her son, but above all for her daughter Kit, are unimaginable and will leave not one of their lives unchanged.
The story moves from Lough Glass to London where Lena Gray lives a tempestuous life with Louis, her great love. But who is Lena Gray? why does she want to get involved with Kit MacMahon and the affairs of Lough Glass?"