24 June 2017

The Honeymoon

Psychological Thriller
A 2017 Top Rated Read

By Tina Seskis

Paperback 400 pages
Publisher Penguin (1st Jun 2017)
ISBN-13 978-1405917971

'Endlessly gripping . . . It's a stomach-flipping humdinger of a thriller. We'll be pushing it into the hands of all our friends this summer.' Heat

📕My Review

While Jemma and her new husband are on their honeymoon in the Maldives, a drunken argument turns violent. As the days pass and he still hasn't returned to their holiday bungalow, the police are called to investigate. What should have been a honeymoon in paradise soon turns into Jemma's worst nightmare.

I loved how this book switched between the past and present as the story slowly unfolds then climaxes. Jemma's relationship with her husband's family is deliciously fraught with twists and turns that left me breathless.

The writing is excellent and the descriptions of paradise tainted by tragedy are perfect. There is so much angst bubbling just under the surface you can almost reach out and grab it. Just when you think you've got it solved, the author throws another juicy tangent into the mix.

A fantastic book for summer reading.

My thanks to Tina Seskis, Penguin and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

There's trouble in paradise . . .

For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight's retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy.

It should be paradise. But it's turned into a nightmare.

Because the man Jemma married a week ago has just disappeared from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes.

After everything they've been through together, how can this be happening? Is there anyone on the island who Jemma can trust? And above all - where has her husband gone?

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