Two girls meet two older guys and form two couples. When we first meet Christine and Alex, Lydia and Zachary they are in their 50s, four friends forming two long married couples.
Over the course of seven chapters we are given glimpses into their earlier lives, returning to the present day to watch as those friendships and marriages end.
I’m reminded of Anita Brookner‘s London novels.
Publisher page: Late in the Day – Tessa Hadley