When Darcy Abbott is sent to live with her surly grandmother and silent great-grandmother she uncovers a mystery regarding the death of her great-grandfather, Darcy Charles Fletcher, during World War II.

A powerful story of the damage that secrets can wreak over generations — and the healing liberation of truth.


Powerful, familiar and intriguing. Speaks to the Australian teen experience – it will move every reader.

Persnickety Snark

This is a special book. The shadows the past casts on one family- and on our society- are brilliantly explored in the voice of a young girl. Sue manages to weave the profound with the every day language of a teenager.

Jackie French