Siracusa by Delia Ephron entwines the lives of two couples using multiple narrators (all harboring secrets), to tell a tale of marriages under pressure. An ill fated vacation brings everything to a boil. How far will you go to preserve your way of life, and your family? How well do you know your life long, closest friends? An intricate, well developed plot teases out the complexities of lives whose surface barely contains the complicated emotions threatening the status quo.