Published 30th October 2019 by Seren.
Read February 2019.
The time has come for Marie Kohler to admit defeat and acknowledge that her marriage has been over for some time. She has met a mysterious man, called David, who promises the chance of a new romance.
The death of Marie's beloved grandfather and her grandmother's Alzheimers are adding to her feelings of being untethered somehow, and are feeding a need to explore her roots via the history of her grandparents' flight from Yugoslavia to America, following the end of World War II.
Marie is shocked by what she discovers - her grandparents were caught up in the hidden genocide of the indiginous ethnic Germans of Yugoslavia, by Tito - and she had no idea about their tragic history, eventhough they raised her from birth.
When David offers to take Marie on a journey to her grandparents' former homeland, she jumps at the chance and is overwhelmed by his generosity. But the journey is harder than both Marie and David thought and the emotions that are thrown up by the things they discover create some difficult moments between the fledgling lovers.
Alternating between Marie's journey in 2012 and the horrific events of the past, What Remains At The End explores the human toll of what happens when we search for the truth among the terrible secrets of the past.