A famous medium is haunted by the truth in this "beautiful and compelling story that delves into what is real, what we are willing to believe" (Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House ). In the 1960s, teenager Patience Bickersleigh discovers her talent for telling people what they want to hear. Fifty years later she is the famous medium known to the world as Patrice Leigh. But cracks are forming in the carefully constructed barriers that keep her real history at bay. Leo is the journalist hired to write Patrice's biography. Struggling to reconcile the demands of his family, his grief for his lost son, and a celebrity subject who refuses to open up, Leo starts digging for his own answers. But Patrice is hiding much more than her given name -- and Leo is harboring a few secrets of his own in this "bold, beautiful, and thought-provoking novel" (Rowan Coleman, author of The Day We Met ).