I'm not going to give a synopis because the previous reviewer has already done so, perhaps in too much detail.
I enjoyed this book, it was not really what I expected, if I expected anything, and was indeed better for that.
It shows the cracks in an extended family when a series of crisis hit them. From the outside the Nightingales seem the perfect family. Stirling, the father, well-heeled, with his own successful business that he is in partnership with his brother. Gina, Stirlings wife, beautiful, sophisticated, if somewhat cold, the perfect upper class hostess and wife. Rosco and Scarlet, their somewhat spoilt and over-indulged children. Cecily, Stirling's mother, the matriach, who unfortunately allows the family to see that she has decided favourites amongst them. Neil, the brother and buiness partner and Pen his wife who loves her beautiful garden and spends time there, perhaps at the expense of everything else. Lloyd, their son, who makes bespoke garden furniture.
However, the perfect picture of Stirling's family falls apart under crisis and shows how disfunctional it really is.
Katie and Lloyd are the nicest characters, level headed. Closely followed by Pen, who however, I felt was somewhate unrealistic as a character. I'm not sure that anyone in that situation would be so forgiving, and Cecily; although in fact her favouritism has caused a lot of resentment and the crisis allows this to come to a head. Uber ambitious Rosco resorts to spying on his father and then blackmailing him. Gina becomes the ultimate bitch.
In the end it is the spoilt princess, Scarlet who eventually shows her worth.