When Edgar Freemantle moves to the remote island of Duma Key to escape his past, he doesnt expect to find much there. But Duma has been waiting for him. The shells beneath his house are whispering to him, and something in the view from his window urges him to discover a talent he never knew he had. Edgar Freemantle begins to paint. And as he paints, the islands secrets begin to stir. Secrets of children lost in the undertow, of a ghost ship riding the distant horizon - and a familys buried past reaching long hands into the present.