When a confident woman walks into a room, everybody there is aware of it. The way she moves and speaks indicates to all those present that here is a woman who knows who she is and where she's going, a woman who is at ease in any situation, confident in herself and her role in life and business.
As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner. Charles Herbert Lightoller, Palmer’s great uncle, was the highest-ranking surviving officer from the disaster. It was only after the great man’s death in 1952 that his sister, Gertrude, Palmer’s eccentric grandmother, began to hint to her young grandson of the contradictory accounts of both her brother’s supposed heroism and his suspect testimonies at the investigations into the sinking.