just finished reading

As a fan of Liane Moriarty's writing, I will say this is not her best work. But, that doesn't mean it's not a good book; my author expectations prevent me from loving it. Meh. I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't want a heavy read.

I wasn't thrilled with the construction of the book, it flips from "present day" to the build up of and "THE EVENT" chapter by chapter. It was slow and drawn out. I couldn't relate to either of the main characters, either. Each is flawed and human, but neither is memorable, really. With all the build up to THE EVENT, it was actually predictable and a bit flat.

From the publisher:
Despite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you'd think.

For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again.

But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them.

Which is how it all spirals out of control...

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