"I can still recall how cold the pearls felt on my bare neck as Mr Fitzroy secured the clasp and how heavy they were. I also remember that they were far, far too long for me. But, oh how mesmerising I found those pearls..."
Sophia Beaumont-Brown was an IT girl. But now she´s only in the papers for all the wrong reasons. Single, sofa-surfing and not even speaking to her family, only her grandmother has any faith left in her. From her hospital bed, Tilly Beaumont sends Sophia letters about her life: dispatches about wartime England, about family secrets and finally, about the most beautiful thing she ever owned - a necklace of the most incredible pearls.
If Sophia´s prepared to listen, she´ll unlock the secret story of generations of incredible women from the pearl divers of Japan, to high society in pre-war England and find that the necklace has changed the lives of all who´ve worn it. The only problem? No one knows where it is.
Sophia must find out if she´s ready to take on the search for something so perfect it can change a life. Wouldn´t a girl do anything to hold that in her hands? But that kind of beauty comes at a price...