From Stephanie McDonald, writer of prize-nominated ‘Inference’ comes a third novel – ‘Embers’. When the shy and mild-mannered Graham meets the confident Angie at university, he is instantly besotted. The two soon embark on an all-compassing love affair, later marrying and settling down together. They promise to travel the world together, devote their lives to one another, grow old alongside each other.
But Angie has a past unknown to Graham – one which threatens to shatter the loving family they have created together. When their marriage eventually crumbles, and Angie succumbs to the trauma of her former life, Graham is left to try and rebuild a life without her.
An intimate and heart-breaking story, told from the perspective of both partners, Embers delves into the complexities of modern relationships, and confronts the question – does the love that burns the brightest, eventually risk destroying those who it consumes?