Stephen lives on the east coast of Australia, not far from Sydney. He now works in publishing and his writing has been published often, under other names. He regularly writes about dogs and runs training courses. Prior to moving to the east coast he worked as an accountant and lived in northern Australia. He likes the wide-open spaces. He also has too many dogs living in his house. But he loves them all.
Family or a friend, that is who it usually is. James ponders this when, after over thirty years, the remains of his sister, Maria, are found nearly half way across Australia from where she disappeared while on her way home from school.As he seeks answers James discovers the different memories people have of that time long ago and of a young woman standing on the edge of adulthood . . .