She has come to a crossroads – is it too late to go her own way?
When she isa child, Chrissie’s beloved father encourages his daughter to use her voice and to overcome her fear of singing in public. Inspired by her parents’ passions, music and travel become Chrissie’s whole life, but after seven years on the road and a family tragedyona cycling tour of Tanzania, she loses the heart for both.
As her thirtieth birthday approaches, life for the former singer appears to be back on trackas she settles in London with boyfriend, Tim. Only Chrissie’s not so sure that she’s the settling-down kind. Her secret dream is to follow in her mother’s tyre-prints, to tourAfrica and see as much of the world as she can. As she struggles with her choices, Chrissie becomes intrigued by a newspaper article about the adventurous, unconventional life story of a woman three times her age.
But Chrissie is a people-pleaser. Despite her father’s early advice, she rarely has the courage to speak up.Events reach crisis-point, and on the day sheturns thirty Chrissiepanics and leaves her own party suddenly. What happens next is bothastounding and revealing.