Four mothers. Four teenage daughters. An isolated tropical paradise with no internet or mobile phone reception. What could possibly go wrong?
There's tension, bitchiness, bullying, sex, drunken confessions, bad behaviour and breakdowns - and wait till you see what the teenagers get up to . . .
How can we let our daughters forge lives of their own when what we most want to do is hold them close and never let them go? How do we let them grow and keep them protected from the dark things in the world at the same time? And how can mothers and daughters navigate the troubled, stormy waters of adolescence without hurting themselves and each other?
Clear-eyed, insightful and wildly entertaining, this is a fascinating and honest novel about the complicated and emotional world of mothers and daughters.
Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. She has written four novels, including Mothers and Daughters and After the Fall. She also co-edited the anthology Naked: Confessions of Adultery and Infidelity. Kylie holds a PhD in neuropsychology and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. Keep in touch with Kylie on twitter: @kylie ladd