Malibu Rising tells the story of the Riva family. The story opens in 1983 on the day of the epic summer's-end party that the Riva siblings throw each year. We meet Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit on the morning of the party. We quickly learn that while the four siblings stick and are always there for one another - they also have dysfunctions like all families do. They are, after all, the children of the ultra-famous singer Mick Riva.
There is a bit of a dual-timeline going on for quite a bit of the book as we go back to 1956 when Mick and June (the Riva siblings mom) first meet. the story is told going back and forth in time until we are once again on the day of the party in 1983 A LOT of things come to a head in the midst of this ridiculously hedonistic party! This book is crazy and not my usual sort of read. However, I am glad I read it and give it a solid four stars.