Grown Ups
by Keyes, Marian


A brand-new book from the #1 bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life.

They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together-birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie-who has the most money-insists on it.

Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .

Still, everything manages to stay under control-that is, until Ed's wife, Cara, gets a concussion and can't keep her thoughts or opinions to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, and Cara starts spilling all their secrets.

As everything unravels, each of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's-finally-the time to grow up.

MARIAN KEYES is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin UK. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Keyes' latest covers the extended Casey family. At the center are glamorous Jessie and Johnny, owners of a famous specialty food shop chain based in Ireland.Their marriage was complicated from the start, as Jessie is the widow of Rory, Johnny's best friend. Johnny's brothers, Liam and Ed, are also featured along with their wives. Liam is newly (and impulsively) married to Nell, and they couldn't be a stranger match. Ed is married to sweet Cara, who hides a dark secret that threatens their marriage. The fact is, all of the family members hold secrets of varying consequences, and they all come tumbling out at Johnny's fiftieth birthday party after Cara suffers a concussion and starts spilling everything she knows (which is a lot). Keyes helpfully provides a family tree, and readers will need it. There's an awful lot going on, but Keyes is a master at making the reader feel like a fly on the wall, privy to all kinds of information and juicy secrets. Her fans will be content. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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