Of course Angela doesn't intend to send the email, but in a moment of helpfulness Nick presses send (without knowing what the letter contains). Suddenly the Gillespie's dirty laundry is on display for all the 100 recipients (as well as the many more it is virally forwarded onto).
Hello From The Gillespies is told in Monica McInerney's usual warm and engaging style. Once again she examines the dynamics of family life in a realistic yet entertaining way but also probes deeper onto the more serious topics of drought, depression and bullying. It also gives a voice to the fantasy life many of us create but never admit to.
All in all this is an entertaining family saga. I especially enjoyed the character of Ig the much younger "surprise" sibling, who brought a great balance to the three female sisters. Monica McInerney fans will not be disappointed by this latest installment.