This story of a faked death, insurance scam and bewildered immediate relatives (sons Anthony, 29, and Mark, 31) just screams sociopathy. I don’t understand how the word is not used in all the news articles. Anne Darwin is the complete manipulative, lying, contemptuous sociopathic-to-the-core actress. The pair make the classic “evil couple.”
It is worth noting that the sons never suspected anything or were ever aware that their mother is almost certainly an “equivalent of an alien passing as human” level sociopath (or the more pejorative term, psychopath). Their unawareness is not at all surprising however. Also from the articles, I see no sign that they have been told (or figured out) that their mother is sociopathic. Instead they are left trying to explain what happened to their family within the framework of normal human motivations — which is an impossibility.