The Vacation by TM Logan

July 21, 2020

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.

 

★★★ 3 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓲𝓿𝓮𝔀 ★★★

 

This is not my favorite book from this author. After the last book I had read, I expected much more.

 

It starts off okay enough. There is enough intrigue as to what might happen when the book first takes off, but it doesn't take long to get to a point where the reader is going to want the author to just on with it already.

 

The main plot in this book evolves around one thing, which is very clear it is not that at all. The author keeps on this particular point, which tells the reader it's going to be something entirely. I think we are supposed to be so obsessed with the who that we don't pick up on the other little things going on in the subplots. I found myself getting annoyed, wanting something to happen.

 

The characters are all over the place. They're up. They're down. They're left. They're right. I couldn't decide if I liked them or not. I'm assuming there are a few we aren't supposed to like at all, but those are the characters who are the most real and refreshing in this story.

 

I had a feeling once I got the answers I was going to be highly disappointed. In that respect, I was not wrong. The last twenty percent of the book had me rolling my eyes. The good stuff, which should have happened earlier in the book, happened at the end of the book. This is one of those books where had we been given a small piece of the ending at the beginning, it would have been so much better.

 

I am in the minority with this book. I was very underwhelmed with this book as a whole. 

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