Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who let love in the person of
an unreliable screenwriter jettison her career, is now divorced,
broke, and come to a "primitive, untamed northern forest" on Lake
Muskoka to interview for a job. Elderly Miss Moira Madison of the
fabulously rich Canadian family wishes to write her memoirs.
Miss Madison isn''t interested in a bestseller. She wants to leave
a record of her life and most specifically of her years with the
Canadian Army Nursing Sisters of World War II. Her service in the
British and then European theater was filled with triumphs and
bitter losses and forever shaped her life. Can Elaine tell her
story working with decades of old documents?
Settling into the family "cottage" and what remains of a lifestyle
long gone, Elaine reconnects with her love of researching the past.
But somehow her project--she soon discovers the first writer hired
oddly drowned in the Lake--stirs someone to murder. . . .