UK-born Carolyn experienced a dysfunctional childhood and was craving escape from an unhappy past and when she met Raymond, a boy from Hong Kong, who offered the chance of a new, exciting life. Carolyn’s relationship with her mother finally exploded just before Carolyn and Raymond moved their family to Hong Kong in 1994 and they never spoke again. Raymond embarked on a career in investment banking while Carolyn looked after their three children, but as the years passed, they drifted apart and she became depressed. After her father died in 2000, Raymond suggested the family buy a yacht and Carolyn believed this new hobby would help heal their relationship. Little did she realise that sailing and a shipwreck would ultimately drive them apart forever.