Bernadette was barely nineteen when she became a reluctant wife to Derek and a devoted mother to Ben, and later to Lauren. A life-altering breakdown tore her apart from her babies, her world, not just once but many times.
Four decades later, her death, one day after a cancer diagnosis, catapults Ben and Lauren into a world without her once again.
Until Lauren discovers the notebooks. Bernadette’s voice tumbles out of every page. A voice nobody had listened to. A voice that had to be heard.
Her daughter’s true story takes us on a journey, of brutal honesty, uplifting humour, heart-breaking sadness and extraordinary love.
Challenging the misconceptions of severe mental illness, this rare mother-daughter bond pulls us into the turmoil inside Bernadette’s mind and reveals a brighter world through her eyes.