In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountains from Burma to Assam to escape the Japanese invasion. Whilst packing, Edith comes across some letters which may hold clues to Betty’s mysterious disappearance.
“Edith looked again at Betty’s photograph; at her smile, her dancing eyes, and felt that familiar pang of guilt she always got when looking at that picture.
‘I’m so sorry, Betty. I let you down. I know that and I regret it deeply,’ she whispered, but no amount of apology could wipe away the guilt of decades, or the nagging feeling that perhaps the true reason Betty hadn’t returned was because she’d known all along about Edith’s betrayal.”
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