Dimitri, a young Greek actor, is enjoying the lucky break of his life- a part in an international production, a romance with his beautiful half-German co-star and shooting on an idyllic Greek island.
His only concern is that he has to part from Anita for a few days to visit a nearby island and scatter his uncle’s ashes, fulfilling the dying wish of a man who had refused to set foot on his birthplace while alive.
Coupled with his mother’s entreaties not to reveal his identity to anyone once there and a family history clouded in secrecy, Dimitri anxiously sets off determined to carry out his uncle’s wishes and return to Anita as soon as possible.
His visit on the island sparks a chain of events that stir up the past and slowly reveal what truly happened to his family there during the Second World War.
In a strange twist of fate the ill-fated love affair of Eleni and Manolis casts its shadow some seventy years on, as Dimitri and Anita are brought face to face with secrets an island has been keeping for far too long.
Told as two parallel, intertwined stories and based on true events, Cave of Silence moves seamlessly between past and present, spinning a tale of love, passion, betrayal and cruelty.
“The reader, like a viewer at an open-air cinema, watches the plot’s rapid twists and turns unfold through the artfully chosen sentences crafted by this young writer…”