'Confronting, amusing and compelling, this is a story about choices and how they shape who we become. Paediatrician Mia Sandhurst and teenager Rachel Hooper come together as doctor and patient, both hostages to people they love. Mia comes to terms with her husband's cheating, while Rachel is deliberately shielding someone who deserves to be named and shamed. Tim Hooper has his suspicions about his sister's persistent silence and, together with Mia's clinical know-how, sets out to uncover the truth, but the truth is more complex than either of them might have imagined. Set on the coast of the magical Fleurieu Peninsula, What Matters Most is a frank portrayal of self-discovery in middle age coupled with an unvarnished depiction of the mysteries of child abuse.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.