I read about this book from someone else's blog and it sounded like a pleasant book without all of the thrills and chills of my usual books I read. I got it from my library and read it the entire way back from Pennsylvania. I am sure my mom was a little disappointed that we didn't get to talk more, but I was really engrossed in the story. I give it an A-.
The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever. The women were college roommates, their husbands are partners in the same law firm, their kids have grown up next door to each other, and the two families share both vacations and holidays.
All is beautiful and serene in their "perfect" shared suburban Eden—until a tragic accident forces these very close friends and neighbors to look more deeply beneath the surface. And when their idyllic lives are unexpectedly shattered by a moment that can never be erased or forgotten, their faith in one another—and in themselves—is put to the supreme test.
While the book was older, I didn't feel like it was dated. This was an interesting study of how people react to the same event and the tragic consequences that come of it. While at times it could seem a bit too good to be true, I really enjoyed the book and sped through it. I hope to read more of Ms. Delinsky's books in the near future!