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Maggie Apperton has always been a busy wife and mother. It suited her. She had never wanted to stop and really listen, to her children or her husband...or herself. With the sudden death of her husband, Marcus, Maggie realises she doesn't know the adults her children have become. Her son, Patrick, has told his mother a little about his life in the city - but only the basics. Her daughter, Isabel, writes regularly, but her letters from Paris are polite and businesslike, revealing nothing. As Maggie, Isabel and Patrick come together to say goodbye to Marcus, long-guarded secrets being to surface. In confronting the past the bonds of family are stretched to breaking point. They each must learn to listen and forgive, before it is too late.
Todd Alexander was born in Sydney in 1973 and now works as a marketing manager. He has degrees in Modern Literature and Law from Macquarie University, and spent six years working in the book industry. He has had work published in African Safari Magazine and Malaysian Home & Garden. This is his first novel.