Why did Esmé O’Hara travel from Vermont, in the USA, to Wales in search of a long-vanished aunt she had never known? Nella Patrick had disappeared many years before, without explanation, from the life of a loving family in Ireland.
There are times when we are stirred to take a certain direction in life for a very good reason, or through curiosity, or because of a whim, an inexplicable decision of the moment. So, what compelled Esmé to look for Nella now and what good, or otherwise, would her quest achieve?
Beta Berlin unfolds Esmé’s story through a series of unforeseen and challenging personal experiences met on her search and which reach into the deeper mystery of her aunt’s disappearance. How does Esmé face the reality of her discovery and with what consequences for herself?