A powerful novel of a family reeling from a mysterious
murder on their doorstep.
Author Donna Morrissey creates a memorable portrait of a
wounded but indomitable Newfoundland family. After being uprooted from their
fishing outport, the Now Family is further devastated by the tragic loss of
their eldest son, Chris, who died working on an Alberta oil rig. Kyle Now is
still mourning his older brother when the murder of a local bully changes
everything. The victim’s blood is found on the family’s pier, and suspicion
falls first on an alienated wife, and then finally on the troubled Now family.
Behind this new turmoil, Chris’s death continues to unsettle
the family. Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, while mother
Addie faces breast cancer. And the children fight their own battles as the
tension persists between Kyle and his sister, Sylvie, over her role in their