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The Adults: Two exes. Their daughter. And their new partners. What could possibly go wrong?

Caroline Hulse

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Family & relationships

The most hilarious and heartwarming debut, from a totally fresh and original new voice.

Meet The Adults.

Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together.

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 too much after bed time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a call to the police...

But what happened? They said they'd all be ADULTS about this...

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Praise for The Adults: Two exes. Their daughter. And their new partners. What could possibly go wrong?

  • I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended for anyone whose Perfect Christmases never quite go according to plan!

  • I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I found myself feeling tense as I became more and more invested in the unfolding drama of the weekend away. I've never read anything quite like it

  • The Adults gripped me from the start. With a razor-sharp eye, she dissects the nightmare of family politics ... Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, this book is a sure-fire winner

  • Funny, poignant, real - The Adults is a truly original book that made me laugh, cry and cringe in equal measure. I loved it!

  • Caroline Hulse might be a genius, this book is so brilliant. It's funny, clever and original - I loved every minute of reading it

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Caroline Hulse

Caroline Hulse is the bestselling author of The Adults, which has been published in fifteen territories and optioned for TV by Tiger Aspect, and Like A House On Fire. She lives in Manchester with her husband and a small controlling dog.

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