Nate Monk is Kieran's father. He's a single parent of a 'differently wired' child, a talented musician who once stood on the cusp of success and a man resigned to a pragmatic life of responsibility over opportunity. Both share the scarred aftermath of the Infernal Day.
On a perfect autumn April noon five-and-a-half years before, wife and mother Felicity died saving her only child from a raging house fire. Although Kieran's inadvertent hand was complicit in the tragedy, Nate refused to apportion blame. The tragic circumstances of the blaze, however, constituted a secret that a fearful father dared not share with his 'different' son. But now, as the burning forests of nearby Pendarra Hill fill the sky with smoke and the TV screen with concern, Kieran will discover the devastating truth. And driven by a desire to make amends for the 'stupid little kid' of half a decade before, he will disappear into the night.
About The Author
Darren Groth is the author of MVP - Most Valuable Potential and The Umbilical Word.
5 stars...Kindling is an absolute stunner...Groth's strength is his ability to switch seamlessly between father and son, each character speaking authentically and utterly truthfully...He has a superb sense of pace and timing...Kindling is one of those books you could put into the hands of anyone over the age of fifteen. - Australian Bookseller & Publisher
A page-turner...the pace never relents - Good Reading Magazine
A powerful and moving story - Notebook magazine