So our leading lady, Leonora is out of the blue invited to an old friend’s bachelorette party. Only we’re in England, so it’s called a hen party. Or a hen do? Something henny. Anyway, she hasn’t talked to Clare (the hen / bride) in nearly a decade. She’s not really sure why she’s invited, but she asks another friend to go too (she’s also invited). The house they end up at is in the woods, and kinda creepy. Leonora is called Lee, Nora, and Leo, depending on who’s doing the calling, and when it was / is. She was Lee as a teen (by mistake it turns out), and her childhood sweetheart called her Leo.
This isn’t really a spoiler, since we find out pretty early, but Clare is actually marrying Leonora’s childhood sweetheart. Clare says that’s the main reason she invited Leonora (to tell her in person). There’s this big mystery about why Nora and James (the childhood sweetheart) broke up, and apparently it was done via text. Nora still feels strongly about the whole thing, and also feels weird being at the party.
There’s another cast of characters at the party, who are interesting, but not as interesting as the main ones.
Eventually there’s a tragic event, and someone ends up dead, and Nora ends up in the hospital. We’re not at all sure what happened, or who even died. Neither is Nora. Apparently she was in a car accident, and she suffered some memory loss.
This is all I will say. I really liked reading this book. I went to bed late 3 nights in a row, because I couldn’t put it down. The author definitely knows how to instill dread, fear, and anticipation in her audience!