The child has no name, she's a little girl...lost and forgotten.
Named by the wife of the paddle steamer captain who finds her half drowned in the Murray River, Alice must survive in a world that reviles her. Because Alice has a gift...or a curse. She can see an aura of colours around the people she meets – and those colours tell her of impending doom.
With her friend Rosey, Alice runs away to the gold fields and then joins a troupe of entertainers where people pay to hear her predictions. But she can never escape her past...along with the frightening man in the dark coat who follows her wherever she goes...
Present: Annie Reuben is an art restorer in her father's business, but times are tough. After being given a long–lost painting found in the basement of a condemned hotel, Annie becomes intrigued by the two girls who stare out at her from the ruined canvas.
Who were Alice and Rosey? And why does Annie find their lives so important? As Annie becomes caught up with finding answers from the past, she finds herself being stalked by the same frightening man in the dark coat who follows her wherever she goes...