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An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from each other are exposed and relationships are unraveled.

New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine—Finn, his wife Taylor, and their daughter Snow. “From the beginning,” says Taylor, “it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together.” Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage. With her inimitable psychological astuteness, and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none can see coming.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] suspenseful, thoroughly delicious tale.”


  • “An irresistible novel for fans of psychological thrillers or those considering vacationing with former lovers and spouses (often one and the same)."

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • "[Ephron] excels at [depicting] characters’ unintended comedy, their emotional warfare and witty observations of travel and consumption….with a deft, stinging touch. They are a wise reminder that the hungers driving these people are a ravenous, even violent, business.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “This stylishly written and razor-sharp novel of manners is perfect for audio since the achievement and pleasure of the book comes from the crossruff among four different voices as each tells his or her version of what happened in Siracusa…Each adult is voiced by a different narrator, and all four hit their marks with wonderful crispness and understanding of the characters they play. An absolutely delicious listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A seductive and edgy dissection of two imploding marriages—and an unhinged mother-daughter alliance…Each of these toxic relationships puts the characters on course to careen headlong into a dark place of deceit and rage in Ephron’s brilliant takedown of marital and familial pretense.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Ephron expertly builds the layers of suspense as conflict and deception push these fractured families toward a painful epiphany.”


  • “A master of precise and keen character development, a virtuoso of pacing and surprise, a wizard at skewering convention and expectation, Ephron offers a bewitching take on relationships—marital, parental, casual, and serious—in this read-in-one-sitting, escapist escapade with a message.”


  • A July 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • A BookPage Top Pick for July 2016
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A People Pick of the Week for Summer Reading
  • An Elle Magazine Pick for July
  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick for July 2016
  • A Vulture.com Pick of 100 Best Summer Reads Ever
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