Chapter OneWest Cornwall
Munro waits at the rear of the chapel, chafing slightly at Claira's lateness and the stiffness of his collar. He peers through the finely bubbled glass. Heavy rain clouds gather and the light is failing, but still she does not come.
Beside him, the minister catches his eye, don't worry, she'll be here.
Munro purses his lips. He runs his mind over the arrangements, as if they might somehow be assembled at the wrong time. Absurd. The chapel's full. Practically the whole village has turned out and his brother, come down from Truro. Everyone here but Claira. His life...