The Taste of AIr by Gail Cleare


A simple phone call disrupts Nell Williams’s well-ordered life. Her mother, Mary, is in a hospital in Vermont. But her mother is supposed to be safely tucked away in an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts, so Nell can’t fathom why she would be so far from home.

After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother’s side. There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life. Mary has another home and a set of complex relationships with people her daughters have never met.

When Nell and Bridget delve deeper into their mother’s lakeside hideaway, they uncover a vault of family secrets and the gateway to change for all three women.

“A captivating story filled with mystery, suspense, love, longing and family.” ~Readers' Favorite (5 STARS – Silver Medal / 2017 Book Awards)

“One of the greatest riddles, it turns out, is a parent's real life, the one not shown to children. Skillful dialogue as well as brisk pacing and an effective resolution.” ~Kirkus Reviews