From the author of the acclaimed Poldark series comes a compelling novel with 'tremendous narrative power' Daily Telegraph
Agadir, Morocco. 29th February, 1960...
Matthew Morris travels to Morocco to escape from a failed marriage and a frustrated career while beautiful young actress Nadine Deschamps is searching for serenity and solitude and has little interest in her fellow guests - particularly those who are all too aware of who she is. Also staying at the hotel are Jack Frazier, a criminal running from the law, running from his partners in crime; prostitutes who finally have the time and money to enjoy their days - and nights. The guests of the Hotel Saada have nothing in common ... until one fateful day.
The earthquake lasted just twenty seconds. Long enough to destroy the Hotel Saada. Long enough to change forever the lives of its guests.