Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first 2/3 of this story progressed slowly. The set up for the story and the big reveal of what happened that fateful day becomes hand-wringingly agonizing. As always, Moriarty's story packs an emotional punch -- I don't value a book that's merely depressing and upsetting and that is not what this book is, although there are certainly stretches that are both. You might be able to pin down the events of this book in a nutshell but this is a beautifully complicated story about many things -- motherhood, friendships, marriage, healing, guilt and how we survive our parents shortcomings, both large and small. I could go on and on. The last 3rd deserves 5 stars but it felt like work to get there so we'll settle on 4.