Missing Christina by Meredith Whitford
As death approaches, family secrets will be revealed…
As Jaques’s mother clings to life, he and his brother Toby wait for the inevitable.
‘Not long now,’ the Doctor says grimly.
As they deal with all the business of death, Jaques reflects on his relationship with the mother he loved.
She was fun, amusing, witty – she knew how to be happy.
She was a good companion, and she was his friend.
But as the family come to terms with their grief, they discover secrets from the past that threaten to change everything.
Can the family manage to salvage Christina’s memory and the family ties that hold them together?
And is everyone in the family being honest?
From the talented Meredith Whitford, Missing Christina is a heartfelt, gripping tale of family strife and parental love.
Meredith Whitford, a child of adoption herself, gives a heart-breaking insight into the psychological harm the issue of adoption can inflict. Meredith has published two successful historical novels, Treason and Shakespeare’s Will, and in 2014 a biography, Churchill’s Rebels: Jessica Mitford and Esmond Romilly. She is an editor and manuscript assessor, director of Between Us Manuscript Assessment Service. She lives in South Australia and has a BA in English, History, and Classics from the University of Adelaide, and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Flinders University.