“At least that’s what they say about me in the world where you live,” he says. “But where I live, I’m no longer Phil Maclean, nor am I dead. I’m still a family man.”
We meet this gentle giant when he’s still alive, holding the family together. Connie, his wife, is missing something. Phil aches for his educated wife. Dangerously courageous in his self-employment as a fisherman, Phil’s inadequacies slowly eat him alive.
Now their fifteen year old son, Boyd, wants to follow in his footsteps – but no one can, and Connie hates the boy’s choice.
Yet her choice was to agree for the family to live here in isolated Bondarra on the far south coast of NSW, Australia, and this innocent choice has tied her far too close to her son, putting them both at severe risk. The seeds of tragedy are sown.
Jordan, seventeen, their daughter, sees it happening and warns them. To no avail.
Now Phil goes missing, and while we are privileged to hear him tell us his striving to regain contact with his family, and then to influence and protect them, the rest of the family are left floundering and lost.
They’re vulnerable. And an insidious danger enters their lives.
Connie regains her strength and prospers, but it places ever-supportive Boyd in trouble.
Can Phil understand his new spiritual existence and save them from this impending disaster he now sees clearly is coming?
This story will touch your heart, break it, and then make it soar with warmth.