Siobhan Horner is the author of the forthcoming novel The Memory Chest.
Doctor Geoffrey Chandler has died unexpectedly. At his wake, an old wooden chest is placed next to his body with an invitation for mourners to place a token inside as a memory of times shared. His daughter soon realises that many guests at the wake have a different version of the events surrounding her parents’ early days together. Crossing between Britain in the 1970s and India in the 1950s, Dawn pieces together the terrible truth using the tokens in the wooden chest as clues. The final revelation and its consequences for the family are more shocking than anyone could have foretold.