Erika and Clementine have been friends since school so when Erika needs help it is Clementine she turns to. However, Clementine is trying hard to practice for an important audition as well as looking after two young children, and does not need Erika’s problems to add to her own. At a friends BBQ, which is meant to take their minds of their troubles, everything begins to spiral out of control with disastrous consequences.
The novel follows the fallout of the BBQ and the way it effects the families involved. We are drip fed information as to what happened that day which is a good device to keep the readers interest [I have to say is was so tempting to flip forward to find out what’s happened, but I didn’t]. It is almost voyeuristic in the way the reader sees the relationships of the three couples and how they change over the course of the book, both in their own relationships and in their relationships with each other. We have a front row seat to see how the dynamics change in the fallout from the BBQ. The characters are all believable and I felt invested I their relationships by the end of the book.
This is an excellent novel, full of suspense and great characters to keep the reader interested.