Monika – 20th NOVEL IN THE SERIES
Monika’s mother is a ‘lady of the night’ and the conception of her daughter is an accident. Monika grows up in the Old Town on Rhodes, parented by both her grandmother and mother. She is kept in ignorance of her mother’s occupation until it is brought to her knowledge by a spiteful girl in her school.
Monika has a thirst for knowledge and satisfies this with her passion for reading and her interest in languages, finally attending University. She meets an attractive man and is delighted when he asks her to marry him, but married life does not turn out the way she had envisioned.
Eventually Monika decides she has to leave Rhodes and make a new life elsewhere. By chance she becomes an employee at Vasilis Iliopolakis’s hotel on Crete and is befriended by his wife, Cathy, enabling her to meet members of ‘the family’.
Once she feels her mother and grandmother are safe from reprisals she starts divorce proceedings which have unexpected consequences.