Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows:
Seven days. Three families. One killer.
It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Provence.
But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair, and that the other woman is one of her best friends.
One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and 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 is prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.
Ability to Read – I arrived at the airport super early and had nothing else to occupy my time with. Fortunately this was an easy read. Started reading at 2pm and was finished by 5pm.
Characterisation – The characters were definitely complex, that much is certain and the author did a good job of keeping me out of the loop and forever guessing about the actions and motives of the characters.
I think Kate was presented very well, as the main POV, I got a well rounded view of everything that was happening from her. I thought she was a strong character. The different chapter POVs started strong but after a while I found them disruptive and annoying. I got what I needed from Kate’s POV, I didn’t need anyone else’s.
Visualisation – It was easy to visualise what was happening and I had no issue forming a picture.
Enjoyment – I enjoyed reading this and was happy with the plot but overall, this is an idea I’ve seen done quite a bit this year and I didn’t feel I was reading anything new.
Star Rating – ★★★