With her kids out of school and off her hands this should be a great time in Isobel's life, but sadly life has conspired to make it very challenging. While she is doing her best to put on a brave face, Isobel is slowly crumbling under the weight of grief and emptiness and is even questioning if staying in Australia is the best thing for her.
It has been great to see Nene's development as a writer over the span of the series and I do feel a bit sad that Surfacing is the last we will see of the Richardson family.
If you have read the other two Distance series books, you have to finish with Surfacing. If you haven't yet embarked on the trilogy jump aboard and know you have three great books to look forward to.