Losing a friend is very traumatic. We've all been through it. Worse yet is the loss of a best friend. But imagine how devastating it would be to lose your best friend while traveling in a foreign country. And then suppose that the trip was your idea.
Picture yourself as Esther Waring, a footloose 20-something British youth who believes herself world-wise, beautiful and intelligent. Your traveling companion is Gemma, a somewhat reticent young woman and your best friend on and off since childhood. She's the less daring, more plain and sensible of the two of you. You're the bold, come-what-may type who scoffs at preplanning, reservations, and rules. Put yourself in Esther's shoes as you read this intriguing novel.
When the pair leaves for India, Esther carries the burden of a dark secret along with her backpack. She wants to tell Gemma and clear the air but she