At home on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Gabriel Nagy’s family receive a mysterious letter in the mail. Over two decades previously, they had lost a husband and father with no explanation when Nagy simply vanished without a trace. Now, though, the clan are about to discover the astonishing truth about what really happened all those years ago.
Although Nagy’s story played out mostly in Australia, it actually began thousands of miles away in Germany. There, his parents met and fell in love in the aftermath of the Second World War. But prospects in the country were bleak, and soon the couple decided to seek their fortune elsewhere.
When Nagy was just a young boy, then, his family relocated to Australia. Even after they settled in Sydney in New South Wales, however, life was far from easy. In fact, Nagy claims that he was often left to care for his ailing mother while his father regularly worked away from home. Eventually, though, he grew up and started a family of his own.