by Kirstyn McDermott
Picador (Pan Macmillan Australia). Adult Fiction, Australian. Paperback, rrp $32.99
The story starts with Madigan’s funeral. Alex is sorry she’s dead but relieved the relationship is over and she can’t reach out to him again. He wants to leave the past behind and that includes any association with the “marionettes”, his name for Madigan’s friends and followers. He wants to forget the bad memories.