Another recent novel told from multiple perspectives - this time, 6 - with the names of each at the top of each relatively short chapter. Each of the perspectives is told in the first person, present tense, so there is no jarring transition with verb tenses. There is also a smooth transition of stories as each of the characters' revelations build on the previous character's story. All of the characters are together to celebrate the marriage of their best friends at their posh island wedding on a small island off the west coast of Ireland. The reader gets to know these characters by what they tell us about themselves and what they reveal about their inner thoughts about events in their lives and their past interactions with the other characters. Their past lays the basis for their thoughts of revenge, all aimed at one character. The dialogue that is present has just too much smutty language strewn in it for my liking, but perhaps the author feels that is how her characters would talk in reality. It takes awhile for the suspension and tension to grow as the author reveals the true nature of her seemingly successful and "beautiful" people. The ending has an unexpected, surprising twist. While none of the characters are sympathetic, the story is a good one with many underlying themes.

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