Wellington couple Kevin Norquay and Karen Nimmo were an ordinary family, loving life. Kevin, a journalist, family man and golf fanatic, thought the pain in his back was a slipped disc. It was Stage Four cancer. His wife, Karen, a clinical psychologist, has written a book about the mental and emotional impact of the shock diagnosis and subsequent gruelling treatment on Kevin and the whole family. Fish Pie is Worse Than Cancer describes how they and their two daughters developed a game-plan for coping with cancer and keeping the mental ghosts at bay.