Truly Madly Guilty follows three couples and their relationship dynamics as they deal with the aftermath of a traumatic get-together.
Here’s the thing. Almost from the beginning, I found myself shouting in my head, “Just spit it out! Tell. Us. What. The hell. Happened. At. The barbecue!!!”
The payoff isn’t big enough for structuring the story the way she does.
There are constant cuts between present day dysfunction and the teaser for The Barbecue. We have MANY flashbacks leading up to The Barbecue. Yes, I capitalized the event because the book sets it up to be a very special, ever-looming event.
Not that I wish for a bigger tragedy, but the build-up is ridiculous.
Truly Madly Guilty gets three stars because the story is still enjoyable. Infuriating storytelling at times, but the story itself is fine.
Side note: typing the title makes me slightly uneasy, as if I should go ahead and add a couple of commas in there for her.