Trick of the Light
The old saying goes: 'A problem shared is a problem halved'. But what if your problem is secret?
Erica, newly widowed, is devastated to discover her venture capitalist husband left their finances in ruins. Determined to save her home while protecting her teenage daughters, she vows to get back on her feet without letting them, or anyone else, know the truth.
When her girls head off on a long-planned overseas adventure, Erica focuses on her much-loved job behind a makeup counter to keep her emotionally and financially afloat - although she is troubled by a peculiar encounter at work.
Then she loses her job, the darkness beckons and Erica's life spirals downwards, further disturbed by strange occurrences in her house. Missing objects. Stopped clocks. Noises in the night. Should she doubt her very sanity? Can she swallow her pride and make herself reach out to her friends in time? Does she have a choice?
A moving story of loss, change and self-discovery from Australia's master storyteller.
Long road home
I enjoyed this book much more than the last two. It was more like the Hannah series, quite deep and meaningful in parts, with the thoughts and feelings of a woman who has recently lost her husband. I like that she is mature aged. While a little bit slow moving sometimes, the book was enjoyable, thoughtful, and much nicer to country people.
An enjoyable read
An enjoyable read with an interesting plot.