by Verity Laughton

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by Verity Laughton

Thomas Allen, a famous novelist aged about 55, has just died. He and his third wife of three years, the beautiful Catherine, have been staying in a small town just outside (for example) Sydney.

Thomas is buried in the local cemetery by his old friend, Catholic priest and probable alcoholic, Father John Houseman. Assisting in the burial as gravedigger is ex-soldier Michael McManus, a Scot. After the burial Father John sends his cleaner, Vicki, around to help Catherine clean up.

Vicki has a connection with Michael, Father John has connections with all three. And then Thomas’s unacknowledged son, Jake, comes to town.

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