Edie was never one to do what she was told.
A brunette among a family of blonds, she was always the rebel. When she is pushed to join the family banking business, she needs distraction. So she begins to delve into the family archive to uncover the truth about her great-grandfather Kit. Branded a coward and a thief, Kit escaped from Titanic and was rumoured to have carried a fortune into the lifeboat with him. What, Edie wonders, happened to it?
Edie's excavations reveal shocking facts about Titanic's sinking that are destined to rock the world. What's more, she unearths some recent secrets that reveal Edie's family business is not all it seems. As she attempts to right her family's wrongs, her position becomes increasingly dangerous. Her twin brother, her parents, her uncle – is there anyone out there she can trust?
Louise Patten is the granddaughter of the late Second Officer Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the sinking of the Titanic. She grew up hearing stories of the disaster. In Good as Gold, she uses that knowledge to reveal what really happened on the night of 15th April, 1912. When this novel was first published in 2010, those revelations made headline news around the world.
Louise Patten is now Senior Adviser to Bain & Company, and is a non-executive director of Bradford & Bingley and Marks & Spencer. She is married with one daughter and lives in London and Somerset.
Modern & Contemporary Fiction