It opens in 2012 but quickly jumps to almost a year later and then the action continues over the next forty days. It includes flashbacks too. The plot was cleverly constructed with a jaw dropping end.
The novel follows a group of friends who are loosely connected together as they holiday in Mallorca one summer. Every now and again the action returns to Belfast, the home of the lead character.
There is the topic of dementia. The reader witnesses the rapid decline of a character – seeing the condition from the point of view of both the character and those witnessing it.