Karen King's The Famiy Reunion is a novel of psychological suspense about Mary, who abandoned a baby as a teenager–and reconnects with her.
From Karen King: “Cake features quite a lot in The Family Reunion. Mary’s grandson Connor makes a chocolate fudge cake when she goes to visit, Cathy brings her a walnut cake (Mary’s favorite), Mary makes a chocolate sponge cake when Cathy brings Hannah to meet her (Hannah’s favorite), Cathy takes a fruit cake to the cottage where they all stay to celebrate Mary’s birthday, and they have lemon meringue for dessert one day too.
I love cake, don’t we all? So I think that any (or all!) of those cakes would be ideal for a book club menu, along with coffee or tea or even a glass of wine which Joanne drinks a lot of—but who wouldn’t, if they were married to Damien? So I suggest lots of different cakes, with a slab of ice cream or pot of cream for that extra treat.”