The Adults by Caroline Hulse
I expected this book to be another light & fluffy holiday read. And while it wasn’t a deep psychological thriller, it did have me flipping pages wondering what the heck happened! It also had my heart breaking for what some of the characters were going through. In the end, I loved this book.
The premise: A recently divorced couple decide to take their daughter on a holiday vacation, along with their new romantic partners. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, and clearly it is. You learn early on that something horrible happened, and someone was seriously hurt. You spend the rest of the book revisiting the holiday and slowly piecing together what happened.
Hulse does a spectacular job painting the picture of pain and heartbreak felt by the characters due to misunderstandings, raw wounds and old flames. There were moments when I could feel my own chest filling with jealousy and my own heart breaking (sob). However, it was also incredibly funny, so don’t let me give you the impression that this is a sad book, because it’s not. I laughed out loud multiple times. This book has all the feels, which makes it a winner for me!
Give it a read and let me know what you think!