Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail.
Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret.
Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them.
Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges.
What happens when you discover that the friendship you can't live without was always built on a lie?
Review: Two boys, one journey and devastating consequences. Adam and Neil met by chance, and immediately clicked. They decided to travel together, building a friendship around it. Then, something happens that alters the way they view each other forever. This event may not seem too dramatic at the time, but the emotions and resentments that build up over it lead to all sorts of trials and tribulations, leaving both of them wondering why they were ever friends. The author brings too imperfect, realistic characters to life in a plot that will have you gripped until the very last page.