Three very different couples living in London become connected, first through their children, then to each other. The parents are self-absorbed, careless, neglectful of their children, and mostly unlikable.

 A tragedy midway through the book, domestic abuse, and adultery shuffle the relationships. Shemilt kept me reading, even though I nearly abandoned this book, because the story is compulsively readable and she is such a good writer. If you like twisty thrillers about domestic life that grapple with big issues, you will like this.