Grown Ups by Marian Keyes
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.
Grownups will be released in the U.S. on June 30th, 2020.
Contemporary Family Fiction
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Marian Keyes is one of those authors I will always remember because her books were foundational in my love of reading as a young adult. When I saw Grown Ups on NetGalley, I couldn’t request it fast enough. Her Walsh Family Series, especially Watermelon and Anybody Out There will always remain extra memorable for me.
Keyes always succeeds in sharing complex family dynamics in a light-hearted yet engrossing manner. Grown Ups is no different and shares the daily ups and downs of three brothers and their wives and families. There is a great mix of humor and intrigue (a big family secret gets revealed!) mixed with plenty of hijinx.
I did find that it was tricky at first to keep track of all the characters because there are many!! I connected more with some of them than others but all in all this was a super endearing and humorous read. I am so happy to have Marian Keyes writing back in my life and I look forward to what she shares next!
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada/Doubleday Canada for sharing an advanced copy with me in exchange for an honest review.
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