A group of old friends gather in a peaceful suburban street for a dinner party. They are expecting a fun evening of wine, food and pleasant company. But then they start to play the game… It’s about trust and dark secrets – it tests marriage to its limits – and none of them can begin to imagine its consequences. Because the next day, two guests are dead and the others are trapped in a nightmare…
I was really disappointed with this book. I was expecting a really exciting story with twists and turns throughout but I felt something was missing. The story took place over a period of just a few days. I felt like we didn’t get to know the characters properly over that time at all. We knew nothing about their backgrounds or their friendships before that night really. There were brief mentions of how often they met but we never really saw what their friendships were actually like. I found Ted so frustrating. I couldn’t connect with him at all. Juliette kept lying to him and he’d believe her new lie each time. I found it so frustrating that he just ignored what was obvious. I knew close to nothing about the other couples and I didn’t like that at all. I had no issues with the actual storyline, I liked the way it started and it was quite compelling at the beginning. By the end, I was just frustrated because I felt like the ending wasn’t properly carried out. It ended a bit abruptly and we only had Juliette’s word for what happened. The conclusion also felt disconnected from the story because it involved a lot of things that hadn’t been alluded to throughout the book. Overall, I was disappointed with this one and I didn’t enjoy it unfortunately.