Nadine and Jake have been married for years and have 4 children (the first being the reason they wed) who have now fled the nest. A chance meeting with Karin (an old friend of both when they were teens) - a very destructive old friend leads to them splitting up. Loved this - weak Jake, the awful Karin and Nadine who should have spoken up at the start. Never mind biting finger nails - I was biting my knuckles! Didn't want to put this down wondering what the obsessive Karin would do next. After this introduction to Laura Ellliott I definitely want to read her other books.