Sunday, 20 October 2013

A Serpentine Affair by Tina Seskis

"Sissy was the first to arrive, as usual."

25 years of reunions have led to this picnic and some serious drama. Seskis perfectly creates that tension that exists between groups of friends, the underlying tensions, the groups within groups, the festering wounds that develop over years of shared experiences.

Jumping back and forth in time, the narrative draws the reader into a compelling mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the final page. I think perhaps we all have groups of friend that we grow out of, or move away from, and then there are the groups that stay together our of sheer bloody-mindedness. Lets just say this group is even more dysfunctional than most!

I was fortunate enough to secure a signed copy through a Goodreads' giveaway and was certainly not disappointed!

5 out of 5 picnics end badly when champers is consumed in the sun.

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