Melissa with her two best friends Rachel and Jenny, and all their husbands and children, make up the Silkies. Envied by many in the community, they rarely have need to socialise outside their group. When Rachel asks Melissa to miss a kayaking expedition because she wants to talk to Jenny alone, Melissa agrees. But then tragedy strikes and their tight-knit group is torn apart by secrets and lies.
Weeks does a great job exploring the emotions of the grief-stricken group and the distrust as accusations fly. The plot was carefully constructed, and it all tied up with an unexpected ending.