Pictures of Us
Maggie Apperton's family appears functional enough. She has two grown-up children who she has fairly regular contact with and her husband Marcus has built up a successful business. When Marcus dies unexpectedly, Maggie attempts to forge a stronger bond with her children, who, she begins to realise, she barely knows.
Isabel has lived in Paris for ten years and her letters home are impersonal. Patrick lives in the city and spends more time with his dog Leroy whenever he does return home. Each has a reason for wanting to keep their distance, but will Maggie be strong enough to listen to what they have to say?
Pictures of Us is an intriguing exploration of the darker side of family life, what happens when long-guarded secrets begin to surface, the bond between parents and children, and how love and trust are sometimes stretched to the limit.