Set in Barcelona in the turbulent 1920s, a young man, David Martin, makes his living writing novels under a pseudonym. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem; in a locked room deep within his house, a bundle of letters hint at the mysterious death of the previous owner. As Martin gets the offer of a lifetime, the history of the house starts seeping into his life. Was a "Sunday Times" bestseller in HB. 'Entirely original and surprisingly moving, that holds the readers expectations until the final twist' "Observer"