Euphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewellery and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted the money back.
When a desperate Jane had come to Euphemia, of course she had to help. After all, wasn’t this what she was supposed to do? Euphemia had waited more than twenty years to find out if the story in the mysterious letter she’d received on her thirtieth birthday was true. So when at 53 her first hot flush triggered a genetic switch and gave her unexpected powers, she felt more than ready to save Jane and deal to Alison.
But what had seemed simple suddenly became complicated when Alison produced a gun...
Rosy Fenwicke is a doctor, writer and mother of three adult children. She has worked in women's health, occupational medicine, and general practice for the most of her career, and edited In Practice: The Lives of New Zealand Women Doctors in the 21st Century (Random House, 2004).
Rosy lives in Martinborough, New Zealand where she enjoys reading, gardening, running and writing.