When cocktails once a week isn’t enough, three friends form the Cocktail Club—but what begins as social drinking quickly morphs into something far more sinister.
Ivee Henderson is a media consultant accustomed to being in control. But when her drinking goes from casual to reckless, she’s forced to pay a price that’s higher than any check she could ever write.
A stay-at-home mom, Darby Jaxon is fed up with her life. She starts secretly drinking to get through each day and to hide her dirty little secret: She can’t stop thinking about the drunk driver who killed her sister—mainly because she’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame.
For single mom Peta Nixon, under the influence is the only way she can stomach her ex-husband. Since their separation—because of his bed-hopping habits—they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. That is, until one night, when her drinking ends it all for good.
Everything is more manageable after a few drinks—or so it seems for the ladies in The Cocktail Club. Problems shrink, work is less stressful, and love finally has clarity. But is drinking really the answer or is a dark payback waiting for them at the bottom of each cocktail?
By day, Pat Tucker works as a radio news director in Houston, Texas. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. She is the author of more than twenty books, including, Somebody Has to Pay, The Cocktail Club, Sideline Scandals, Party Girl, Daddy’s Maybe, and Football Widows, as well as the coauthor with Earl Sewell of Loyalty AmongFriends and A Social Affair. She has also participated in three anthologies, including New York Times bestselling author Zane’s Caramel Flava. A graduate of San Jose State University, Pat is a member of the National and Houston Association of Black Journalists and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She is married with two children.