Carol Marcus does not appear in Star Trek III even though Genesis was her project. She's not even mentioned in the film.
However, not only the failure of Genesis would have an impact on her, but she also lost her son, David, to murder. One on the most emotional scene is Kirk's reaction to the death of his son. So I began to wonder if Kirk was the one who contacted Carol to inform her of their son's death. How did she find out?
I don't recall ever reading this event in any novel or comic. Was any such scene ever portrayed in Trek Lit? It would be a very emotional scene for Kirk to tell Carol of David's death and how it happened under his watch. Would she blame Kirk for what happened?