I have read and enjoyed other books by Liane Moriarty. This one was good, but not as good as the others. The premise is a woman, Sophie, inheriting a house from a family member of her ex-fiance. The family lives on a small island and so Sophie becomes embroiled in this complicated and somewhat secretive group of people. The characters are well developed and I especially was drawn into the Grace/Callum/Jake story line.
The plot deals with secrets in families, the work of maintaining a marriage, postpartum depression, same sex relationships, and how we define a family. The focus is on Sophie as the main character but I really didn’t find her the most interesting. I felt as though she was a catalyst for events that occur but her own personal story was not as engaging as some of the others. I would have loved to delve more into Laura and Grace’s dynamic.
Overall, this was a good read, just not her best offering.