Eliza Cummings spent her school days in the Swedish countryside. It was here she became firm friends with Rose and Portia. A fair portion of their school life was spent avoiding the worryingly odd “Sandra/Cassandra”.
Now, twenty-five years later, her London life as a ceramic restorer at the V&A museum is disrupted when she receives a phone call from Rose’s father. Switching between the past and the present Cummings lets each girl introduce herself and we begin to piece together the background to the eponymous Rose’s tragic death.
It’s smart, sharp, and well worth a read.