The fourth in the ""Sebastian Sister Quintet"" takes up the saga through the eyes of the youngest sister. Six years after oldest sister Evvie's birthday, the family is reunited for another celebration of a 16th--Sybil's. This becomes an eventful occasion as the sudden reappearance of the fugitive mother of Sam, Evvie's fiancâ€š, provides the catalyst for the numerous plotlines in the previous stories to come together--with tragic consequences for the primary relationship between Meg and Nicky, the parents of the Sebastian girls. The strengths of the series--compelling narratives woven around a powerful theme of family relationships--are once again combined with its weaknesses: clichâ€šd characters, weak dialogue, and awkward writing. For those who have been following the series, however, this is a pivotal book.