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Sharing 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 policeBut what happened They said they'd all be adults about thisIf you loved The Break by Marian Keyes or raved about The Rosie Project look no further than The Adult. My Rating 3 StarsGenre General FictionMysteryPublisher Random HousePub Date November 27 2018Caroline Hulse s novel is a dark comedy that had me laughing out loud than once Imagine the dysfunctional dynamics between divorced parents with a seven year old daughter Both parents now have new live in partners Now imagine all four adults two who have never even met each other going on a Christmas holiday together The idea is that the little girl can spend Christmas day with both of her parents Good intentions but even in theory it sounds like a disastrous plan So what exactly did go wrong Well for starters the book opens with an emergency phone call because one of them has been shot with an arrow This is how you will meet The Adults which is a clever debut novel about a blended family vacation You will need to read the book to learn who was shot and if heshe survives But I can tell you that t

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The most hilarious debut you will read this yearMeet The AdultsClaire 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 plugClaire brings her. My life has been going to hell in a handbasket clogged sewer line and flooded bathroom for starters so I decided it was time for a comedy And I love dysfunctional family stories This isn t really a dysfunctional family It s two exes and their current partners and the daughter they share Matt the ex husband managed to irritate me within pages What ever did Alex see in him Or Clare initially for that matter Or maybe I just like men to have balls Add into the mix the daughter s imaginary rabbit friend who misinterprets what scientists doThere s lots of thinking and second guessing going on here Things we all wonder about get expressed on the pages I found myself nodding a lot Other than her choice of a man I did find myself bonding with Alex As a stepmother without her own kids I remember those initial years of trying to figure out where I fit in Hurse does a great job of expressing Alex Of c

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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 over. Well I didn t hate it but didn t really like it either hence the 2 rating The description of this book sounded like something that would be really fun to read for the holidays A divorced couple bringing their new significant others on a vacation all together so they could spend Christmas with their daughter You know things will go wrong And how about the book being described as the most hilarious debut you will read this year What doesn t sound awesome about that That sentence alone should have been my first clue that it would be just the opposite All of the characters were unlikeable and the story was boring to me I really wanted to laugh out loud I didn t even giggle Although Scarlett was a bratty kid I liked her and Posey her 5 foot tall imaginary rabbit friend Mainly because I love reading kids POV in books A lot of people enjoyed the dark humor I guess it just wasn t


10 thoughts on “The Adults

  1. says:

    It’s unfortunate that the publishers bill this as “The most hilarious debut you will read all year” This novel about a divorced couple with joint custody of their seven year old daughter who come together with their new boyfriendgirlfriend is cute and fun but I only chuckled once during the book “Cute” and “f

  2. says:

    My life has been going to hell in a handbasket clogged sewer line and flooded bathroom for starters so I decided

  3. says:

    4 adults 2 ex's 1 child 1 imaginary purple rabbit Posey 1 holiday vacation trip A magical Christmas to never forgetOk haha I don't know about everyone but me taking a vacation trip with my ex sounds like an absolute st show lol This was uite the story Caroline Hulse explores relationships in a clever and sassy way in this story Can we ever really be civil with our ex's? Caroline Hulse's voice effortlessly flows

  4. says:

    Find all of my reviews at that you’re going to be seeing Christmas book reviews so late knowing how I review pro

  5. says:

    Well I didn’t hate it but didn’t really like it either hence the 2 ⭐️ rating The description of this book sounded like something that would be really fun to read for the holidays A divorced couple bringing their new significant others

  6. says:

    Full review on my blog4 adults 2 ex's 1 child 1 imaginary rabbit 1 holiday lodge Magical Christmas time What could possibly go wrong?In this witty little contemporary drama Hulse explores relationships in an enjo

  7. says:

    Solid and entertaining dysfunctional family dark comedy that is perfect for the holiday season A great undemanding escapist read that does not insult the intelligence This will be perfect airplane or vacation reading to help you endure your own family holiday gatherings especially if they are dysfunctional too Also highly recommended if you’ve been feeling a bit bummed that Liane Moriarty’s recent books haven’t ui

  8. says:

    This was OK I read it for the Popsugar Challenge uestion the one about reading two books with the same title So I still have to read and I hope it's better than this one I did laugh out loud a couple of times here but struggled with the characterizations The 2 guys were both babies while both women seemed almost saintly in comparison Claire was difficult to get to know and her daughter Scarlet while cute and precociou

  9. says:

    My Rating 3 ½ StarsGenre General FictionMysteryPublisher Random HousePub Date November 27 2018Caroline Hulse’s novel is a dark comedy that ha

  10. says:

    Matt and Claire are no longer married but both want to spend the Christmas holiday with their seven year old daughter Scarlett It's not uite clear whose idea it was or how the whole thing came about but suddenly Matt Claire their new partners and Scarlett are spending a long weekend at the Happy Forest holiday park Oh yes and we can't forget that Posey Scarlett's giant imaginary friend a nearly life size rabbit is alon

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