The Adults

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Meet The Adults.

Claire and Matt are no longer together but decide that what’s best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a “normal” family Christmas. They can’t agree on whose idea it was to go to the Happy Forest Holiday park, or who said they should bring their new partners. But someone did–and it’s too late to pull the plug.

Claire brings her new boyfriend, Patrick (never Pat), a seemingly sensible, eligible from a distance, Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life, Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, who is seven, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He’s a rabbit.

Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Forced Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bedtime, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before you know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends where this debut novel begins–with a tearful, frightened call to the police…

But what really happened? They said they’d all be adults about this…

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