Somadina and Lola are two totally different people, on different continents, worlds apart but find themselves linked by telepathic abilities. They hear each other, hears each other emotions but do not know of each other until many years later; Somadina to earn money and Lola because it is kind of driving her crazy.
Somadina has made her little sister, Nwanyi, her priority when their mother died during child birth. She knows that Nwanyi won't get the love and attention she will need from their father. Their mother was his only love. Since she was now dead because of yet another daughter, he is forced to marry again to give him and his father another "heir".
When he finally tires of being tormented by his dead love, he decides to do "right" by the youngest daughter and marry her off, but not to the man that he thought he had.
Somadina eventually fears for her sisters life after not being able to tap into her sisters thoughts as she use to as a child, after Nwanyi's calls home stopped abruptly. Using their [newly honed] abilities, Lola, along with a group of other telepaths, assist Somadina in her search for her sister Nwayni.
I found the story intriguing, it kept me reading. As I am not a lover of READING sci-fi, I skimmed a lot of the educational parts.