A mother and child missing for thirty years
An old stone house with no history
Secrets buried below the floor
Glimpsed lives from 200 years past
If only the stones could talk
Now a new mystery – the mother’s pendant is found
From the author of The Old Balmain House this is a story set in early Sydney
Its consequences reverberate down through successive generations until today
She bends forward. A silver pendant falls from her shirt, swinging free on a chain from her neck.
The name ‘Cindy’ is in silver cursive letters. On its back is a heart symbol and, ‘From Jim’.
I remember so clearly the day I bought it. I did not have money to buy my Cindy a wedding ring.
But, with the twenty dollars I had saved, I bought this. I gave it to her with all my love.
She hung it around her neck, where it stayed until she and our baby vanished.
Now, after thirty years, it has returned.