by Delia Ephron

Quick take

The trying to predict what deceit could be lurking as the vacationers sun, drink and quarrel on the eastern coast of Sicily.

Why I love it

"Travel rocks your perspective," says Finn, one of five characters vacationing together in this delicious new novel. That's putting it mildly: by the time Finn, his wife Taylor, their daughter Snow and their friends Lizzie and Michael are back home in the U.S. , their worlds will be turned upside down. This much is clear from the outset, so half the fun here is trying to predict what dec...

Member thoughts

26% Love
56% Like
16% Dislike
  • Katie A.

    New Albany, OH

    "Loved all the characters. Shocked by the ending. Quick, fun read! "

  • Jenna C.

    New York, NY

    "Very thought provoking. I was a little annoyed with how Snow's parents treated her, especially her mom. I liked that we got to read all of the adult POVs."

  • Laura Y.

    Miami, FL

    "I loved how it doesn't reveal until the very end what happened in Siracusa, instead building up to it making you wonder what could have possibly gone wrong"

  • Acacia M.

    Portland, OR

    "You know a book will haunt you when the most disturbing character is a child. I don't think I'll be forgetting this story anytime soon."

  • Kelli M.

    Port orchard , WA

    "Absolutely adored this book. "

  • Jessica B.

    Dallas, TX

    "Not a likeable character around, but super captivating. And Snow is a total creeper..."

  • Deanna V.

    Long Beach, MS

    "Enjoyable. But still thinking about it from time to time months later. Extra points for staying power. "

  • Soraya K.

    Soddy Daisy, TN

    "Honestly, when I chose this book, I thought it would be just a fun beach read. In actuality - a stunner of a book, one of the best on BOTM yet. "

  • Stephanie B.

    Bexley, OH


  • Jennifer R.

    Rock Port, MO

    "I loved the hidden love triangles, the mystery and the beautiful descriptions of the setting. It made me feel like I was in Italy. The twists and secrets were a great bonus! "

  • Karen H.

    Lincoln, CA

    "A fun ride."