Clara’s sister is missing. Angry, rebellious Rose, sixteen years old, had a row with their mother, stormed out of the house and simply disappeared. Seven-year-old Clara, isolated by her distraught parents’ efforts to protect her from the truth, is grief-stricken and bewildered.
Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, moves into the house next door, a house left to him by an old woman he can barely remember, and within hours gets a visit from the police. It seems he’s suspected of a crime.
At the end of her life Elizabeth Orchard is thinking about a crime too, one committed thirty years ago that had tragic consequences for two families and in particular for one small boy. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.
Set in Northern Ontario in 1972, A Town Called Solace revolves around these three people, how they’re brought together by tragedy, and how in the end they change each other’s lives.