Sarah used to know who she was—a doctor, a wife, a mother—but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from the life she had planned. When her mother, Beryl, announces she’s coming to Sydney from Perth, Sarah has to contend with more than her own. insecurities. She hasn’t told Beryl she’s pregnant. She isn’t sure why not. Sarah’s secretive betrayal could be the final blow in her already fragile relationship with her mother.
On her first day of maternity leave, a mishap at the supermarket leads Sarah to experience her mother’s past firsthand. Her understanding shifts. Memory ceases to be reliable, and Beryl’s experiences lead Sarah into a tangled web of lost realities and grief.
There are some lies to be untangled.
The reader is taken on a journey spanning three generations as Sarah travels along and across the tendrils of time to get to the truth.
This absorbing read will have you on the edge of your seat, turning the page, looking for the clarity Sarah craves.