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The Adults

by Caroline Hulse

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Humour (fiction) Relationship Stories

The Adults Synopsis

The most hilarious debut you will read this year.

Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas. They can't agree on whose idea it was, or who said they should bring their new partners. But someone did - and it's too late to pull the plug. Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit. Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before you know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened, call to the police... But what happened? They said they'd all be adults about this... 

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The Adults Press Reviews

I loved The Adults!

Funny, dry and beautifully observed.

Highly recommended for anyone whose Perfect Christmases never quite go according to plan! -- Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks.

Caroline Hulse's The Adults gripped me from the start . . . With a razor-sharp eye, she dissects the nightmare of family politics. It's an assured, well-paced book, and even though we know the crisis point from the beginning, there are heaps of surprises along the way. Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, this book is a sure-fire winner' -- Cass Hunter, author of The After Wife

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409178293
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409178293
Publication date: 23rd August 2018
Author: Caroline Hulse
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Humour, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Humour, Family & relationships,

About Caroline Hulse

Caroline spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms, and wishes other people would want to play Cluedo for money. She lives with her husband in Manchester where the two are captive to the whims of a small, controlling dog.

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