Delia Buckley hasn’t seen Daniel Wolfe in twenty-two years, ever since he’d abandoned her and their unborn child. But now here he is, knowing all about Delia’s family troubles and wanting to employ her to nurse him in his terminal illness. Desperate for money to keep both the family farm, and her sister Maggie in the nursing home she’s lived in for years, Delia is in no position to turn down Daniel’s very handsome offer. She will keep a professional distance. But the past rises up from all sides. Daniel wants to be forgiven. His daughter, Jude, arrives from Vancouver and wants to talk about her sister, who’d disappeared six months after the death of their mother, and to cap it all off, a young woman called Iris shows up on the doorstep asking questions about relatives her dying mother had told her to seek out. The secrets of the past refuse to remain buried. Set in contemporary Ireland, this family drama explores how our choices — and our mistakes — echo through generations.
“Left Unsaid, by Joan B. Flood, is an irresistable story from an Ireland of not-so-long-ago, a tapestry of human relationships that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Flood’s lucid writing shimmers with local idiom and devastating insight. This is a novel of great power and emotion, one that will grip you right through to its last harrowing revelation.”- Wayde Compton, Author of The Outer Harbour