The Thing About Clare

A dying wish. A devastating secret. Should the truth really stay buried?

The four Bliss siblings have a loving but complicated bond, but when their mother, Dorothy, dies seemingly without a will, this relationship is put to the test. As the mourning siblings try to make sense of the situation, one of them is caught with a secret: before she died, Dorothy entrusted her favourite daughter with her will and a letter—and told her to destroy them both.

Of course it was Anna their mother turned to for this mission. Miriam, the eldest, is far too sensible; Sebastian, the baby, too sensitive; and Clare, the middle child, has always been too rebellious to rely on, and long ago cut herself out of her siblings’ lives.

But what Anna finds in the documents could change everything. Do the other siblings not deserve to know what it is about them that their mother was so desperate to hide? And if it is revealed, will the Bliss family ever be the same again?

“… extremely well written, keeping you engaged and turning those pages. If you enjoy contemporary family drama, get yourself a cuppa and curl up…”
Writeleeso, Amazon reader review

“Exploring family dynamics with all its complications, twists and turns… I read 90% in one sitting and couldn’t wait to get back to it!”
Annie, Amazon reader review

“A beautifully crafted story about a family secret which wreaks havoc when it is revealed…”
NicShef, Amazon reader review

“Not my usual reading at all as I prefer murder mysteries , but this book held my interest all the way through.”
Dianne Guthrie, Amazon reader review

The Thing About Clare
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Available in: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
ISBN: 978-1503904965

“… intricate plotting, elegant language and gentle crafting.”

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