One family in turmoil... The Arnolds aren't like many families, but then Elsie Arnold isn't like other mothers.
Selfish to her core, Elsie's only concern is herself and her happiness, little caring about her husband, Harry, or four children left behind in her wake.
If a better option comes along, she has no hesitation about taking it.
Caught up in the tornado that is their mother, her children try to come to terms with the consequences of her catastrophic decisions, especially Freddy who suspected that Elsie was up to no good and took her betrayal hard.
Drawn back to the fold after being ostracised by their mother and their sister long ago, Harry's elder sister Bea finally finds the strength to return in order to help the brother she adores, despite knowing it means facing down her mother and sister at last.
Meanwhile Elsie is leaving a trail of destruction across Europe.
Is it time for all her scheming to catch up with her? And as a horrific accident orphans another distant branch of the family and another family member receives some devastating news, a cloud continues to hover over the whole family.
Will the Arnolds ever get a happy ending?A novel of enduring love and selfish desires, self-sacrifices and destruction, Cutting the Cord follows the struggles and triumphs of one indomitable family trying to keep their heads above water.
Readers of sagas and well-written family dramas will root for the Arnolds and will enjoy the varied and poignant points of view offered in each chapter.