Candace Alice Wilson is missing. As the hours since Candace's disappearance build into days, a small town's certainty that a simple domestic spat has led her to walk out gives way to suspicion. Everyone knows everyone else's motive; everyone knows who has reason to be guilty. After all, isn't Candace's husband Jack the architect of an wildly unpopular multi-million dollar housing development? Didn't her (younger, prettier) sister lead the opposing protests? Why is her father busier pursuing a new relationship than looking for his daughter? Doesn't it seem strange that of everyone, her brother-in-law is the one most hell-bent on finding her? And why won't Jack sit down to a simple supper with the family lawyer? Nothing escapes the notice of eMarguerite', the anonymous chat-room regular who describes the faults and foibles of the townspeople with gleeful and unflinching keystrokes. While the mixed-up stories of blame and distrust threaten to destroy a family and weaken the townitself, eMarguerite' has all the answers. If only someone were listeningOSuspicion shows veteran author Rachel Wyatt at her very best as she exposes the fears, desires and prejudices that make up the human condition with subtle sensitivity and ruthless steel.
Rachel Wyatt is an award-winning author of novels, short fiction, stage and radio plays, and non-fiction works. Her fiction includes the novels Letters to Omar (published in 2010 by Coteau Books) and The Rosedale Hoax, and the short story collections The Magician's Beautiful Assistant and The Day Marlene Dietrich Died. Her stage plays have been produced across Canada and in the US and the UK. She has also had over 100 plays produced by CBC and BBC radio. Rachel was Director of the Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts during the 1990s. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2002 and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2003.