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Book Recommendation | The Vacation – T. M. Logan

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Published: July 2020, St. Martin’s Press

Rating: 4.5/5

About the Book:

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.


Swathi’s Thoughts:

Girlfriends Kate, Izzy, Jennifer and Rowan have been friends forever. This year as they turn 40, they plan to celebrate it with a week long holiday in a gorgeous villa in France along with the or family and kids. It’s supposed to be a dreamy holiday away from the day today stress and city life!

However Kate’s holiday is already not looking good as her teenage daughter is looking distant and troubled and her husband seems like he’s having an affair. More specifically, he seems to be having an affair with one of her best friends! And she’s intended to find the culprit. Instead of confronting her husband face to face, she starts her own investigation by hacking her husband’s phone and going through her friend’s things! Oh did I mention Kate works with the FBI as an investigator? She’s not the cops though.

As the drama unfolds, more secrets, lies, and betrayal comes to light followed by an unfortunate murder! Told from the Kate’s PoV and the other characters recurring in alternative chapters, the author makes sure to hook his audience right where he wants. I tried lying to myself that it’s one more chapter and I’ll keep it down but I simply couldn’t. The suspense is intriguing and the characters are completely unfaithful and unreliable. You would want to know what happens next without wasting any time.

T. M. Logan plays with family dynamics creating domestic troubles, and brilliantly turning them into a nail biting suspense thriller. In the picturesque village of France, the villa is just what you need for a holiday getaway. Except the murder. It’s just the perfect plot and a highly recommended beach book to binge upon!

Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a digital copy in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are solely mine.

Meet the Author

Tims thrillers have sold more than 750,000 copies in the UK and are published in 15 countries around the world including the USA, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and the Netherlands.

His debut thriller LIES was one of Amazons 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.

His 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.

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