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Summary

Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, 18-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home.

But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley Road, she finds so much has changed. Her beloved father has moved his new partner and her son into the family home. She hears menacing rumours of Mau Mau violence and witnesses cruel reprisals by British soldiers. Even Michael, the handsome Kikuyu boy from her childhood, has started to look at her differently. Isolated and conflicted, Rachel fears for her future. But when home is no longer a place of safety and belonging, where do you go, and whom do you turn to?

©2017 Jennifer McVeigh (P)2017 Penguin Audiobooks

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excellent. gives a good account of Kenya

Gives a good account of Kenyan politics in those years. recommend to anyone who loves Africa

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Moving story

Very good narration and a powerful story of Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising. Recommended.