Anu trusts her boyfriend. She also trusts her parents. Yet, one by one, her castles come tumbling down.
Even though Anu's family and friends surround her after her parents' demise, things go from bad to worse. While still in London, her boyfriend calls time on their relationship. When she returns to Nigeria for her parents' burial she is locked out of her home, valuables go missing, and rumours fly around. Then she learns of the secret her parents had withheld from her. This discovery takes her to a tiny village where she meets her grandmother. Although they have met before, Anu has no recollection of their meeting. But Grandmother might hold the key, not just to her future, but to her past as well. She is reminded of her mother's favourite proverb, 'When a king's palace burns down, the rebuilt palace is more beautiful.' Can any good come out of all the heartbreak and betrayal Anu has experienced?
Set mainly in Nigeria, this story is told in first-person narrative and gritty dialogues.