The main conflict in the novel is that of Julia trying to figure out Sarah’s story. Not many people will co-operate with her in her search as they don’t wish to think about the horrible things that happened in the past. There is also the conflict of Sarah trying to get back home to try and save her brother, as she doesn’t know if anyone took him out of the cupboard. Then there is another conflict between Julia and Bertrand. She found out that she is pregnant. Julia thought her husband would be happy to hear this as he always wanted a second child. To her despair when she told him, he said he was too old for a child and it wouldn’t fit into their lives. Bertrand also said that if Julia has the child it will be the end of their marriage. So Julia has a big decision to make.