Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail.
Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret.
Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them.
Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges.
What happens when you discover that the friendship you can't live without was always built on a lie?
Published: 4th February 2016
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Series or Stand-Alone: Stand-Alone
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Rating: 3 stars
What I liked about this story... Once I got into this book (mentioned more below) I liked the laid back writing style of following Neil and Adam. What I liked the most was watching the friendship between Neil and Adam. It was written in a way that made it feel 'real' and as time goes on it shows how the friendship changes and evolves naturally. This is a great story that shows how much one action in your past can affect the way you are in the future.
What I was not fond of with this story... Honestly speaking, it took me so long to really get into this story I almost gave up. It has a very slow start and it took me a while to really connect with the two main characters in this story.