Behind the Blue door is based on the true story of a South African girl, growing up in a desperately poor family during the 1970s. Meg is the youngest of seven children. When their father died under dubious circumstances, their mother voiced out her suspicions to the one family member she should have steered clear of. Her revelation unleashed fear, denial, and desperate measures to keep the truth from emerging.
When an ambulance arrived unexpectedly to whisk their mother away, Meg and her siblings were left confused and floundering. Their aunt stepped in. She offered to foster the children, and the community applauded her generosity. But how empathetic was she in reality? Was everything the way it seemed behind the mysterious blue door?
Poverty plays a major role in Meg’s young life, and it affected every aspect of her childhood. It was however, the least of her problems. Abuse, dark truths, and devastating lies weaved their way through her long journey to adulthood. But the beautiful Meg has tenacity, her own extraordinary secret, and a gift.