A debut novel about a family losing grip of its legacy a majestic house on the cliffs of Ireland. The Campbells have lived happily at Duloughan idyllic, rambling estate isolated on the Irish seasidefor generations. But upkeep has drained the family coffers, and so John Campbell must be bold to keep Dulough, he will open its doors to the public as a museum.
He and his wife, daughter, and son will move from the luxury of the big house to a dank, small caretakers cottage. The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the family and, when a tragic accident befalls them, long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings surface. As each character is given a turn to speak, their voices tell a complicated, fascinating story about what happens when the upstairs becomes the downstairs, and what legacy is left when family secrets are revealed.