The Holiday – T.M. Logan

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Synopsis:

“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.”

Review:

This is a book that I picked up from work as a spare of the moment thing, after seeing it everything. The temptation grew too big and it was just calling to me. Seven Days, Three Families, One Killer how could my thriller loving reader side of me say no with that tagline on the cover. Well, I do wish that I read the description on the back first, as this little tagline was such a let down. When it comes to thrillers, I like to go into it as blank as possible, as they can give a little too much away, so the less I know the better. Even this little tagline on the front cover was too much information, as it pre-decided and built up my expectations on what I thought this book was going to be about. If I went into this book with no prejudges, I would’ve really have enjoyed this book, which is why I don’t like reading Synopsis’. But not only did I go in there with expectations, but that tagline on the front of the book, added as a spoiler to the book.

This book did create so much mystery throughout the book and suspense at times, that just kept me hooked to the pages. I was captivated to the story and eager to discover what all of these characters were trying to hide from each other, playing detective as i was making my way through the pages. There is a vast amount of characters within this book, three families of characters, which did tend to blend together while I was reading it and took a while to work out who was who, but there were a few who stood out instantly and clearly. Even though I was enjoying the book, in the back of my mind, there was this niggling feeling in the back of my mind, linking back to the tagline, which added to a spoiler to the book. It ruined certain reveals within the book and when remembered, it reminded me that this isn’t what I went into the book expecting to read. All of that mystery that is build up throughout the book is therefore lessened throughout the book and ruins your experience of the book, which is a shame as I was enjoying it and I could’ve just enjoyed it for what it was, instead of this silly tagline.

The story itself was really good, the way the plot is written and the mystery surrounding each of the characters, with secrets and mystery surrounding them all. There is so much suspicion, making you think that once you’ve figured something out, something else gets thrown at you. Overall, it is a good story that constantly has you guessing and suspecting everyone, which can also appear a little too busy at times. I’ve never read anything by this author before, but I am interested to read some more, however if I do, I will not be reading anything beforehand. This isn’t so much to do with the author, but possibly the publisher.

Has anyone else been really excited for a book because of a catchy tagline, then overall disliked it because it was completely off, or it acted like a spoiler? 

Published by ShayneysReviews

Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

3 thoughts on “The Holiday – T.M. Logan

  1. Great review! Shame that the tagline links to a spoiler in the book though. I have read 29 Seconds by this author and enjoyed it but it had less characters. I don’t always enjoy thrillers with too many characters as it can seem too busy but I may try this one.

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    1. I’ve been looking at reading other book by T.M. Logan because I did really enjoy the story and writing, but just going into it blind this time around. I’ve been trying to decide between 29 Seconds or The Catch and you’ve just made that decision so much easier for me! So thank you 😊

      Let me know what you think of The Holiday if you do read it, I would love to get your perspective.

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