(From the publisher):
Zeke is twenty-nine, a man who looks like a Raphael angel and who earns his living as a painter and carpenter in London. He reads the world a little differently from most people and has trouble with such ordinary activities as lying, deciphering expressions, recognizing friends and relatives. Verona is thirty-seven, confident, hot-tempered, a modestly successful radio-show host, unmarried, and seven months pregnant. When the two meet in a house that Zeke is renovating, they fall in love, only to be separated less than twenty-four hours later when Verona mysteriously disappears.
Both Zeke and Verona, it turns out, have complications in their lives, though not of a romantic kind. Verona's involve her brother, Henry, who is embroiled in shady financial dealings. Zeke's father has had a heart attack, and his mother is threatening to run away with her lover. And yet, knowing as little about her as he does, Zeke is consumed only with finding Verona. But how does one find a missing person in a city the size of London? Go door to door, put up posters on lampposts, wait outside maternity wards? As Zeke pursues Verona, and she pursues Henry, both are forced to ask the perplexing question: Can we ever know another person?
Original title: Banishing Verona
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind