The Tennis Party
Sophie Kinsella writing as Madeleine Wickham
New York Times Bestselling Author
It's a sunny summer Saturday and four couples gather for a weekend of tennis.
Meeting the tournament hosts: self-made man Patrick and his brash and beautiful wife Caroline, out to impress with their new country house.
Meet the guests: Stephen and Annie, their impoverished former neighbours; social climber Charles and his aristrocratic new wife Cressida; and the ruthlessly competitive father-and-daughter team Don and Valerie.
As the first ball is served over the net so begins two days of Pimms, tantrums, flirtation, deviousness and shock revelations. It soon becomes obvious that the weekend is about anything but tennis.