Truly Madly Guilty opening line: ‘This is a story that begins with a barbecue,’ said Clementine.
The afternoon starts off with Dakota minding Holly and Ruby. But they are really too young for her and after playing with them for quite some time she heads up to her room to read. But that is OK, the adults know she has left, and Oliver takes over the duty. He desperately wants a child of his own. In fact, it is all he can think of. But when he leaves them alone to go to the bathroom disaster strikes. And yet, throughout the book he does not feel guilty at all! His mind is focussed on one thing, becoming a father.
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…
This is the 3rd book I have read that has been written by Liane Moriarty. She is an excellent author and I can highly recommend her books. This one moved easily back and forth between the present, the day of the barbecue and the past. A great light read.