Title Profile & Character Information

The Best of Us

Annotation
Paradise isn't quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls.

An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica--it's the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband's infidelity. And, finally, there's Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage.

Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends--and herself.

Characters
NameDwight
GenderMale
TraitsWealthy
Married

NameSavannah
GenderFemale
OccupationReal estate agent
TraitMarried

GenreFiction
Domestic
TopicsBirthdays
Reunions
Hurricanes
Families
Friendship
Secrets
Love affairs
Cheating
SettingJamaica