In a tradition of Joanne Trollope and Lianne Moriarty's novels depicting family tension, with cast of flowed characters, Aliosn's wish is a story of dysfunctional family.
An unusual request that has to be fulfiled before Aliosn's will is read brings together estranged family members forcing them to overcome the legacy of the past (pain, secrets and betrayal) and to learn to work together.
Hoping to reunite the family their mother deviced a seriesof tasks resembling a treasure hunt. Slowly their relationships change and past secrets are revealed. They realise nobody is all good or bad and good people sometimes behave badly, but it is never too late to change, even dysfunctional relationships can be mended.
In Aliosn;s wish all the characters play an equaly important role. Alison although she is dead is instrumental in the story's developement.