Eleanor Bennett won’t let her own death get in the way of the truth. When her estranged children – Byron and Benny – reunite for her funeral, they discover a puzzling inheritance. First, a voice recording in which everything they ever knew about their family is upended. Their mother tells a tumultuous story about a headstrong young woman who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. Second, a traditional Caribbean black cake made from a longstanding family recipe, that Eleanor hopes will heal the wounds of the past. Can Byron and Benny fulfil their mother’s final request, to share the black cake at the right time? Or will Eleanor’s revelations leave them feeling more lost than ever?