"Moving family drama"
Thirty four years ago on a bright July day, young teenager
Lindsay had an important rendezvous to keep so she places
her cousin Alistair in charge of the little ones. She
ventures around the rocks on the nearby beach only to not
be seen alive again even after a thorough two-week search.
The people she left behind mourned her and were never quite
the same afterward.
In the present, Lindsay's cousin Annie desperately wants to
conceive, but after years of failure her husband Graham
gives up trying. Alistair's son stays with Graham and Annie
indefinitely. When the wife to Lindsay's brother Jaime
becomes pregnant, she wants an abortion while he wants the
child. The survivors of Lindsay's disappearance return to
High House seeking solace and wanting to make some sense
out of their lives.
The irony of this tale is that while Lindsay's family
receives reader empathy, their spouses and parents earn
hisses and boos as villains normally do. WAITING FOR
LINDSAY is a complex drama that studies how people cope
with a sudden tragedy. The story line moves deliberately
slowly to enable the audience to catch the essence of the
survivors in a way not often found in a novel but Moira
Forsyth beautifully delivers a complex character study.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 6, 2001