"My personal opinion would be to put ‘Tarnished’ on your reading list. "
Peg has always felt a little different and yet is never sure why. Her mother died when she was six, her father simply disappeared and she was brought up by her grandparents and her obese, bedridden aunt in old world quirkiness. But she never developed the habit of asking questions.
At least, not until she met Loz, her straight-talking, psychotherapeutically literate girlfriend, who urges her to confront her demons. Not something that Peg has ever wanted to do and not shown any enthusiasm for, until suddenly her grandmother's health suffers a downturn and she must make some decisions.
As the skeletons begin tumbling out of the family closet and the full horror of the past begins to reveal itself, Peg starts to wonder whether her youthful lack of curiosity might not have been a good thing. Does she really want to know?