Good morning! It’s my stop on the #blogtour for The Holiday today and I am delighted to share my review with you!
Seven days. Three families. One killer.
It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Provence.
But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair, and that the other woman is one of her best friends.
One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one? As Kate closes in on the truth in the stifling Mediterranean heat, she realises too late that the stakes are far higher than she ever imagined.
Because someone in the villa is prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.
What. A. Book. The Holiday has recently been chosen as a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick and this is no surprise; I devoured it in no time at all.
Logan’s prose is beautifully written with lush descriptions of the stunning scenery of Provence (the idyllic setting for his story), one could be forgiven for being lulled into a false sense of security and mistaking this book for a gentle, soothing, read. Yet behind every adjective that he uses to describe the sunny south of France and the palatial villa in which our families find themselves there is a dark tension.
Complete with a cast of flawed characters (of whom one could be a killer!) plus some other terrifying dangers to boot (fancy accidentally running off a sheer cliff without any barriers anyone?), it was hard to tear myself away from The Holiday. I was totally hooked.
This book had me on edge. Feelings of doubt and mistrust began to settle around me after reading only a few pages and continued right to the end, culminating in a shocking finale.
Kate’s prevarication over whether or not she should confront them all, together with the quiet yet creepy isolation of the villa created suspense aplenty and it was killing me!
Tense and gripping, with a jaw dropping twist; The Holiday is the the perfect Summer read.
The Holiday is out now in paper back and ebook format and you can buy it here
My thanks go to Tracy Fenton and Compulsive Readers for the invitation to the #blogtour and to Zaffre for my copy of the book which was given in exchange for my honest review.
If you enjoyed my review, please do check out my other posts and also the other stops on the #blogtour (see below).
Until next time!