I whipped through this best-selling book in a little more than a day. It’s a fast read, a whodunit, with chapters that tell the story piece by piece from different characters’ perspectives. It is not great literature and I expect that all the hype the book has gotten is because the ending does come as a surprise and there are lots of twists and turns along the way. Awarded three stars on Goodreads.
The story centers on two couples who live a few houses apart on a street in London.
Of course it turns out all the characters are keeping secrets. And one of them is about a murder. The book is a narrative of how those secrets get either discovered or revealed.
I’d put this in the category of good beach read — fast moving, absorbing, but lightweight.