This short little story has had a lasting effect on me. Often, out of the blue, the book comes back to me. I wonder how the characters could do what they did and think that their actions are okay. The entire book takes place over an evening out between two brothers and their wives. Both couples have teenaged sons, who have committed a terrible crime. The story is about the lengths that parents will go to to protect their children and the ways that they justify their actions. All in all, none of the characters are nice people, but I could not put it down.