One of Those MothersMegan Nicol Reed
When a local father is convicted of the possession and distribution of child pornography, the tight-knit, middle-class community is quick to unravel. He is granted permanent name suppression, and soon friend turns on friend, neighbour delivers up neighbour, and hysteria rapidly engulfs them all. Who among them was capable of such moral trespass?
Bridget, Roz and Lucy have been friends forever. Their lives revolve around their children, their community, each other. With their husbands and kids, they holiday together every year. Every year, until last summer, when everything went so terribly wrong.
They tell you things are never as bad as you fear, but what if they're worse? Worse than you could have ever imagined.
Were they all complicit? Certainly, they were guilty of looking in all the wrong places.