Three best friends take the same Eurostar to Paris for a girls' weekend, but take separate trains back. What happened that weekend? A grown-up, thought-provoking and gripping novel set in Paris about motherhood, friendship, secrets, and the face we present to the world.
Three best friends. A weekend away. And a whole lot of baggage.
Alice, Nina and Jules have been best friends for 20 years. They met in Paris and return there once a year, to relive their youth, leave the cares and troubles of home behind, and indulge in each other's friendship and warmth. But this year, aged 35, the cracks in their relationships are starting to show...
Jules is smart, funny and thin. The sort of person who always gets what they want, she switched from law to investment banking because law wasn't challenging enough for her. Nina is calm and confident, and the only one of the three who has been made partner at the firm they all trained at. Alice has three beautiful children, and is on the brink of launching her interior design business.
But simmering beneath the surfaces of their seemingly wonderful lives are failed rounds of IVF, a gambling addiction, an unwanted pregnancy and an affair.
After their weekend together in Paris, the three women never speak again. Each of them claims the other two ghosted them. But what really happened that weekend?