A new book by Liane Moriarty is always a cause for celebration and this one does not disappoint. From the very beginning we know something bad happened on the ‘day of the barbecue’ but we have to wait for a long time before we know what it was.
Meanwhile we get to meet the families involved – and luckily this makes good reading.
There are a lot of themes explored in this book: unequal friendships, how marriages deal with trauma, relationships with neighbours and the damage of dysfunctional parents are some of them. Liane Moriarty handles them with sensitivity, letting the reader see just how fragile we all are and how one afternoon can change everything.