In a sleepy seaside town in North Queensland, the answer to a mystery has been kept secret for more than seventy years.
Left at an orphanage when she was a small child, Maryanne Margetson never had the chance to search for her parents. After she dies her grieving daughter, Rebecca, throws in her journalism job in Brisbane and drives north to a small seaside town to find them. After arriving in Sandpiper Bay, Rebecca’s search to find her grandparents proves to be much more difficult than she anticipated. When mystery, intrigue, and suspense surround Rebecca’s investigation, and the townspeople resent her asking questions about her grandfather, a sea captain, she refuses to quit and moves into Honeysuckle Cottage where she feels she belongs. Rebecca finds an ally in Beth, the owner of the cafe, but local wise woman, Gypsy, takes longer to warm to her. If the owner of the Sandpiper Bay Bed and Breakfast and local gossip, Miss Fitzsimmons, knows anything about Rebecca’s grandparents, she's not telling. Rebecca’s life at the Bay is further complicated when she becomes involved with the district doctor who tries to help her discover her roots. Who is the mysterious Captain Jamie? Who lies buried in the lonely grave near the beach? Unravelling the mystery of a seventy-year-old scandal is proving to be Rebecca’s hardest assignment, but along with finding her roots, she also finds herself.