Gianni stood in his place, on his island, his very own small piece of Italy and, as the sun rose crimson in the sky above the sea; his view. He watched this unstoppable miracle, as the path of light crept steadily towards him across the dark inky water, warming and colouring everything. The night shadows faded and a new day dawned. Then he considered his latest young guest newly arrived from London, with very little luggage and a lost smile. All was not well in her world: she was clothed in mystery, what could have made such a beautiful face so sad?
Alicia Spence, confused and miserable, comes to the island to recover from shattering events at home. Two women are thrown together through force of circumstances far beyond their control. With courage and determination they set forth to find out the truth and the whereabouts of the two men in their lives, suddenly disappeared, without trace, into thin air. An unlikely boating accident in the South of France. A macabre funeral in Scotland. Unexpected and erotic happenings in Venice on the night of ‘La Sensa’, the celebration of that city’s marriage to the sea and a final, dramatic, scene on the island of Torcello, played out under the hot Italian sun. But the story comes full circle and ends where it began: in Gianni’s place, on his island and, with the moon shimmering down on the Adriatic … on his view