One of Those Mothers
The residents of Point Heed keep nice houses and sign up as parent help at the local school. Occasionally they cheat on their taxes. Sometimes they fantasise about having sex with someone other than their partner. And every now and then they do drugs. But that doesn't make them bad people, does it?
When a local father is convicted of the possession and distribution of child pornography, the tight-knit, middle class community is quick to unravel. He is granted permanent name suppression, and soon friend turns on friend, neighbour delivers up neighbour, and hysteria rapidly engulfs them all. Who among them was capable of such moral trespass?
Bridget, Roz and Lucy have been friends forever. Their lives revolve around their children, their community, each other. With their husbands and kids, they holiday together every year. Every year, until last summer, when everything went so terribly wrong. They tell you things are never as bad as you fear, but what if they're worse? Worse than you could have ever imagined. Were they all complicit? Certainly, they were guilty of looking in all the wrong places.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 14 March 2023
Format: Trade Paperback