Out of My Depth Paperback
by Emily Barr
When Susie decides to invite her old school friends for a reunion she tells herself that it's just about showing off.
It's about letting Amanda, Izzy and Tamsin, see how well she's done, with her successful career as an artist, her gorgeous house in France, her deliciously louche boyfriend.
But the truth is that this is a dark plan. A plan that could make or break her seemingly perfect life...and she knows it.
As the old friends gather at Susie's for a long weekend of catching up and comparisons, it is clear that despite their lives having taken very different turns, they are all still haunted by a dark and common past.
They each know that up until now they have been treading water - waiting for the inevitable moment when they have to face the truth.
The question is, now that the time has come, who will sink and who will swim?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 28/04/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755325450
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Review by michelle_bcf
The start of this book, although interesting, seemed to read like most other 'general fiction' books that I've read. Thankfully that doesn't last for long, as the girls start their journey. The story strolls along at a leisurely pace, until suddenly I was finding it hard to put it down. It starts to grab hold of you, and by the end, I absolutely loved it, and didn't want it to end.The reasoning behind Mary's wishes remain a mystery until near the end, so you share the girls puzzlement along with them.. although there are some tantalising hints. As her story unfolds, it is interesting to witness the differences between the two time zones.The ending is possibly slightly predictable, but is still beautifully written, and rather emotional. It was at this point when I realised just how much I had grown to know the two girls,and how I felt I had shared their journey with them.This is another author that I shall be watching out for!