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A TALE OF TWISTED TRUTHS
Sonny has lived his life perpetuated by a lie. His life on the streets of Melbourne, haunted by guilt from a life suppressed in a haze of addiction and mental illness.
Provoked by an unexpected encounter with his wealthy sibling, Amelia, curiosity finds Sonny facing his frugal subsistence. Allured by the comfort of materialism and safety, he finds himself immersed in his past. The truth he has evaded, forces him to question every belief that has kept him on the peripheral of unity with his family.
Charlie, buoyant in her work as a flight attendant, is never in any place long enough to commit to any relationships; transience has enabled her to avoid the darkness plaguing her memory. Disillusion, guilt and heartache are her companions. Will distance keep her safe from the truth that threatens to unravel the web woven to protect her?
Unleashed in his truth, will rage placate Sonny’s psychosis. Can they ever be reconciled, or will Sonny’s actions implicate more suffering?
OURIMBAH ROAD explores the complex relationships of families; the devastation of secrets, lies, abandonment, the inability to help those we love the most, and the most basic human need—connection.
The book gradually reveals its secrets to the reader. Skillfully, the author introduces the characters. This story exposes deep emotions, good and bad. An excellent first novel.
Jill, Newbury UK
“WOW! What an amazing story, filled with real complexities of sibling love, a riveting read"
Grant Sarra, Australia
KT MacDonald loved reading as a child growing up in the seventies, when life seemed simpler. Her writing developed into a real passion, when her dad provided her with a disused typewriter. Writing quickly became her expression.
During her senior year at school, she committed to a study with her best friend over the year, that saw them build community relationships, and allowed connection with troubled peers already incarcerated. After an educational visit to Malmsbury Prison, she realised the privileged life she had been born to, full of opportunity, loving parents and instilled belief in her ability to create a life to be proud of. A few wrong turns then enabled her to see how easily, life can change. This fueled her desire to assist those who were also challenged by circumstance.
Many live with dysfunction in their families and the loss of this, impacts us in varying degrees. We are often held together, shattered from life by life's super glue; hope.
Challenged by terminal health issues, KT wants to reach as many as possible, with her message of hope for a better future for all; connection in a time when so many are alone.
She currently lives on the Gold Coast, grateful for every day spent actively working on maintaining her health, lifestyle, and intentionally focusing on a positive future. Her favorite times are spent with those she loves, the beach, writing, and volunteering.