The Legacy. Who’s who.
Alice… Alice? Who the f… is Alice?
In Unspoken, Alice is the feisty, almost 100-year-old who shares a dark secret with her great granddaughter. She is also the naïve young girl who, following the death of her father in 1938 is forced to take over the running of the family farm, whilst single and pregnant. In The Legacy, her voice crosses the decades again as she relates the events that lead up to the start of WW2.
Jessica is a journalist researching a novel based on Alice’s memoirs. She is in a relationship with the narcissist, Calvin. In The Legacy, we find out how that relationship has evolved and whether either of them can move on.
Martha. The Matriarch
In Unspoken we learned about Martha’s strained relationship with her mother, Alice. In The Legacy we find out much more about Martha and her motives.
Marjorie The Mouse
Marjorie is Alice’s youngest daughter. A spinster who hides behind her older sister’s skirts.
Nicola and Owen. Addicted to drink, gambling, and each other.
In Unspoken, Jessica’s parents have their own issues, both with Alice and Jessica. In The Legacy, their problems burst like an untreated abscess.
The handsome lawyer with a link to Alice’s past.
The charity worker who has been in love with Jessica since their schooldays.
A much needed, I.T expert, but is he trustworthy?