This was a highly suspenseful novel that slowly revealed itself layer by layer. Throughout the course of a meal with 2 brothers and their wives more and more is exposed of their lives. Told only from one brothers point of view the reader is left to wonder how much bias we are being shown exactly...The tale slowly reveals dark pieces of a story and then pulls back creating the suspense that makes the reader want to know what exactly is going on. Once we know what's going on we are still left wondering if we REALLY know what's going on. Then there's the mystery of who else knows what's going on...I appreciated the suspense in this novel from beginning to end.