Sometimes the stories grandparents tell seem just that, stories. After the death of her mother, Joanna Fallon visits an old lady who claims to be her grandmother, Maria. She tells Joanna a detailed story of how she met her grandfather, David, and how they ran a yacht charter business in the south of France in the late 1930s. David disappeared at the beginning of World War II.
Now that the war records have been opened, Maria asks Joanna to find out what happened to David. A simple task? When skeptical Joanna sets out to confirm Maria's story she discovers it is true, but not the whole truth. There is a lot more. Unbelievably more. Has Maria cleverly set a trap using Joanna as the bait? What Joanna finds is the untold, horrifying other half of the story.