15 April 2020

The Holiday

By T.M. Logan
Psychological Thriller

My Review

I read The Holiday during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. If I couldn't experience a holiday I was jolly well going to read about one! That being said, it wasn't quite the sort of holiday I'd wish upon anyone — this was a holiday full of lies, deceit and ultimately murder!

Four female friends and their families holiday together in the south of France to celebrate turning 40. Plenty of poolside relaxation at their swanky villa was the plan. But Kate believes her husband and one of her friends are having an affair. The only problem is, which friend? Determined to find out, she uncovers a whole can of worms and realises one of them will stop at nothing to prevent the truth coming out.

This book is definitely a slow-burner but once it picks up pace it really is an excellent read. There are plenty of red herrings and a whole heap of twists and turns you wont see coming. Does someone have a hidden agenda and if so, what? There are hints and nuances along the way but can Kate connect the pieces? There's more than just her marriage at stake.

A rollercoaster of a ride and a great read!

Book Source: Purchased copy
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Zaffre (25th July 2019)

The Blurb

Seven days. Three families. One killer.

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday - a group of families enjoying a week together in the sun. Four women who have been best friends for as long as they can remember making the most of a luxurious villa in the south of France.

But Kate has a secret: her husband is having an affair. And a week away might just be the perfect opportunity to get the proof she needs - to catch him in the act once and for all. Because she suspects the other woman is one of her two best friends.

One of them is working against her, willing to sacrifice years of friendship to 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 may be prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.

The Author

TM Logan's thrillers have sold more than 750,000 copies in the UK and are published in 18 countries around the world including the USA, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Greece and the Netherlands.

His debut LIES was one of Amazon’s biggest selling e-books of 2017 and was followed by 29 SECONDS in 2018. His latest thriller, THE HOLIDAY, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick for summer 2019 and spent ten weeks in the Sunday Times paperback top ten.The Holiday takes place over a sweltering summer week in the south of France, as four best friends see the holiday of a lifetime turn into a nightmare of suspicion, betrayal and murder…

Tim's next novel, THE CATCH, is about a father who becomes convinced his daughter is about to marry a man with terrible secrets. THE CATCH will be published in the UK on 11th June 2020.

Tim was a national newspaper journalist before turning to novel-writing full time. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children, and writes in a cabin at the bottom of his garden.

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