«This is a dream come true, a dream I’ve had since I was a teenager. It’s not the first time I present a novel to the Planeta Prize, and every year a writer wont his prize, I dream I was the one here, in this theatre receiving it.» Dolores Redondo
An unexpected death. A dark family secret. The search of the truth in the heart of a legendary land.
In the steep terraced vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra, in the North West of Spain, Álvaro suffers a deadly car accident. When Manuel arrives to Galicia to identify the body of his husband he discovers that the police investigation has been closed in an unusually quick way. The rejection that Manuel faces from his in-laws, the Muñiz Dávila, a local noble family, force him to walk away from the region – however, he is stopped by Nogueira, a stubborn retired policeman who has some doubts about the impunity of Álvaro’s privileged family in the affair. The intuition that this might not be the first death of this nature also starts to sink in…