This is a story of five childhood friends who share a secret that changed all their lives and ended their friendship. Now twenty years have passed and one member of the group is dead. As the four come back together, a lot of old hurts and secrets are still shaping each person’s actions.
As a fan of Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan series, I was interested in reading something different by an author I like. While this book is well-written and does a great job of conveying the feelings of both the children and the parents and the time period in which it takes place, I never felt connected to the “secret” that the five kids shared. I felt that the author threw in the secret (which was pretty easy to see through) just to give the book some suspense when she could have just let the kid/adult story stand on its own.