Tara Richards is unhappy with her job as a rehabilitation nurse and disenchanted with her marriage, but lacks the courage to make a major life change. When her best friend Lisa disappears, Tara's life is thrown into turmoil. Has Lisa jeopardized her sobriety by going on a drinking binge or is she hiding the news that she may be pregnant from her partner Ryan, who has a history of battering, and it's not his baby? Lisa is her rock, her confidant, her reality check. Tara can't live without her. Despite the near paralysis of bad hair days and her dread of turning forty, Tara joins a massive search to look for her friend in conjunction with the police, her colorful women's collective, Lisa's old-world Italian parents, and a twenty-four-year-old man Tara finds particularly captivating.
Finding Lisa explores diverse themes such as missing women, victims of domestic violence, female friendships, addiction, midlife crisis, and unrequited love. With pathos and humor, the story delves into the inner world of a quirky and likable Canadian woman whose life is about to be irrevocably changed by her best friend's disappearance. Sigrid Macdonald is the author of two other books and two erotic short stories, The Pink Triangle and April Returns. She is a long-time social activist who has spent decades working in the seemingly disparate fields of wrongful convictions and women's rights. Macdonald owns an editing company called Book Magic. Friend her on Facebook https//www.facebook.com/sigridmac or visit her website at http://bookmagic.ca/