IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
by Fiona Sussman
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NZ BOOKLOVERS AWARD FOR BEST ADULT FICTION
'Secrets and lies ensure that this is a most intriguing, intelligent and entertaining novel. I loved it.’ Liz Nugent
‘A masterful anatomy of a friendship shattered by illness and violent death... a gently devastating read. ' Liam McIlvanney
'A cleverly structured, meticulously researched with close attention to the kind of detail which creates absolute authenticity and honesty.' Paddy Richardson
Nothing in Stan Andino’s unremarkable life could prepare him for the day he discovers his wife naked, except for a black apron, bleaching out a stain from the carpet that only she can see. A CT scan one week later explains the seemingly inexplicable; Carmen Andino has a brain tumour.
As Stan and their teenage sons grapple with the diagnosis and frightening personality changes in their wife and mother, Austin Lamb, a close friend and local doctor, does everything possible to assist the family in crisis.
Months later, Austin’s wife’s body is discovered at the bottom of Browns Bay cliffs by Eliot Bard. But who is lying, and who is telling the truth?
ISBN (PBO): 9781915643476
ISBN (E-book): 9781915643483
Price: £9.99 (PBO) £4.99 (E-book)
Pub date: 15th February 2024
Extent: 304 pages
Rights Held: World English (excl. ANZ, LP and Audio)
Award-winning author Fiona Sussman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and immigrated to New Zealand over thirty years ago. A former family doctor, she hung up her stethoscope in 2003 to pursue another long-held dream, to write.