This was the first book I read for 2018 and I finished it just a few hours ago!
Jem and her husband Nat have moved from London to New York for Nat’s career. Unfortunately Jem has found the move to be less satisfying than she had hoped for. She’s finding it difficult to get a job and to make friends in her new environment. When Nat suggests a house share in the Hamptons for the summer she’s excited at the prospect.
The weekend housemates are glamourous and career-focused but friendly. Jem is made to feel welcomed by the other 3 couples sharing the house for the summer.
The house is beautiful with breath-taking views and it looks like a wonderful time full of fun in the Hamptons is ahead for Jem and Nat.
Until one evening when Jem asks about the couple whose place they are taking in the summer house share. David and his wife Alice were the 4th couple in the group the previous year. Until a terrible accident took place in the pool. David became a widow and Alice’s mysterious death at the house is something nobody wants to talk about.
Along with an Author who wants to write about Alice’s mysterious death, Jem delves into the previous summer and learns some startling facts about Alice. As well as the housemates she considers her friends.
I couldn’t put this book down and enjoyed how the author moved from the present summer to the previous one where Alice was alive and could give her version of events. Jem and Alice are the opposite of each other and the characters definitely keep your attention!
A brilliant read filled with suspense and surprises, I highly recommend it!