Kate, Aubrey and Jenny met as freshmen at Carlisle. Kate came from a rich New York family, she was beautiful and could get any man she wanted. Aubrey was the poor kid from Las Vegas who yearned for acceptance and wanted to be everything that Kate was. Jenny was the smart local girl who wanted to succeed in life. The three roommates quickly became best friends.
Twenty years later, they are still friends and they still live in Carlisle with their husbands and children. Their lives are far from perfect and there is a dark secret from their past that threatens to destroy everything they worked for.
I didn't like any of the characters in the story. They are either selfish, weak, self-destructive - or all three of these things - and I couldn't sympathise with any of them. But their flawed nature fits perfectly into the compelling and twisty plot. It took me a few pages to get into the book, and once I did I was completely captivated by the story of these three friends and their dysfunctional relationship. Add a small town with its own rules and a surprising ending and you have a thrilling and engaging novel. (NP)