Female drama much? I kind of knew there would be lots of drama considering her first book, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. That book has a lot of sex. Know that going in. This one has less sex because the main character is married and is obsessed with her friend Joan, who is the character who has a lot of sex. But since it’s not from her POV we miss a lot of that, which is fine with me.
Cecelia (Cece) is friends with Joan. Has been ever since they were young. Not only that, when Cece was 14 her mother died and she then went to live with Joan and her parents. Basically, they’re almost sisters. Cece is obsessed with Joan. Thinks about her all the time and occasionally in her older years, it gets in the way of her marriage. This book takes place in the 1950s so by older years I mean she was married and had a 3-year-old by age 25. In their high school days Joan disappeared for a year and Cece was devastated. She had know idea where she went or if she was coming back. She did come back of course, but was changed. This is mainly about the years after her disappearance. Cece wants to know where she went and why. And so the mystery begins.