THE FIANCEE Belinda's life is in free-fall after the sudden death of her fianc Andy. But then ghostly signs begin to appear which suggest he might not really be gone. And Belinda begins to tumble even further. Will his final parting gift be enough to save her? THE MOTHER Evelyn McGavin, Andy's mum, is also struggling. She copes with her sorrow by shoplifting (once), hating Belinda (constantly) and jumping out of a plane. In her skydiving instructor, Baz, she finds an unexpected friend. But why is he so agitated when he hears how Andy died? Two women, united in their loss, separated by their grief.
About the Author
Nicola Moriarty lives in Sydney's North West with her husband and two small daughters. She is the younger sister of bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Jaclyn Moriarty, so has a serious fiction pedigree. After years of writing and giving birth, and writing and giving birth, changing jobs three times and completing a teaching degree at Macquarie University, she has written her first novel, FREE-FALLING.
Free-Falling is a tragic-romantic comedy - a tale of heartbreak and heroism, grief and ghostly dreams.
Belinda is not coping well with her fiancé Andy's death - and that is before she realises she is pregnant ... with twins.
When out of the blue she starts receiving gifts that were so typical of Andy, and when problems around the apartment are mysteriously fixed, Belinda decides she now believes in ghosts.
Meanwhile Evelyn, Andy's mother, is also struggling with her loss. Her coping strategies include blaming Belinda, shop-lifting, hating Belinda even more, and taking up sky-diving. And it is Baz, her instructor, who helps her look to the future. So why is he so twitchy when he hears how Andy died?
Cutting between the past and present, Nicola Moriarty cleverly weaves the heart-warming story of two women and the man they loved and lost.
This is Australian-made chick-lit from a woman with a very strong fiction pedigree and is essentially about how people can be separated by their grief. It is not going to set the literary world on fire but is perfect for a light summer read, and is rather sweet.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.7 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.38