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Holy fuck!! By the power of everything twisted in the literary world, what did I just read? Whack went the book, making a home run! I may not know my baseball, but I know my books. The book was everything a psychological thriller ought to be.

I didn’t know who was telling the truth at the end. It all came down to he said, she said, and everything was the truth but nothing really was. And if it were, then who knew? I was left gasping like a goldfish when I reached the end. (Totally the author’s lines in the book!)

I love it when author Kerry Wilkinson downloads the evil in his mind and portrays it in his characters. And he has gone all out with this plot. Read it to believe it. A family with 6 members, parents, siblings and twin grandchildren went to the Greek island of Galanikos for a last holiday along with the family of the best friend/partner. And the father fell down the cliff which was similar to what happened years ago on the same island to the third business partner.

Sounds convoluted, doesn’t it? The entire book was written in the format of interview transcripts where each character put forth their points of view of what happened that day and in the days prior, from the time they landed on the island, with the author’s input too interspersed in the prose. There were so many winding lanes in it, I had so many questions when the author plopped me right in the middle of it.

Family politics, greed, selfishness, revenge, need to punish, and underhand by-plays by various characters made me tap the kindle faster. I had high grade fever when I read this book, and believe me, my mind was completely hypnotized by the story. I even forgot to take my medicines. It was that brilliant. All I could say at the end of the book was – MORE PLEASE!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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On a beautiful island, under the Mediterranean sun, two families enjoy a well-deserved holiday. Then, one balmy evening, Emma’s father is found unconscious on the sand. Everyone is hiding secrets. Who will you believe?

Emma: I went up to Daniel, sunning himself by the pool, to break the news. They’ve been best friends for years, but it was like he didn’t care that Dad was in hospital. Like it wasn’t a surprise. Like he knew.

Daniel: That girl’s deluded. No one knows where she was the night her dad ended up on the beach. And as for what she did to her own child… well, it’s her parents I feel sorry for. Imagine having a daughter like that and knowing what she did.

Emma: I’ve never trusted Daniel. And then I found the envelope, tucked away in Dad’s luggage. It explained so much. There’s a reason someone wanted to hurt him. I may have made mistakes but I’ve never lied like Dad has.

Daniel: That girl knows more than she’s letting on.

Emma: Someone knows that I know and they’ll do anything to keep me quiet. We’re trapped on the island and I can’t trust any of them.

A unique and totally gripping psychological thriller that will have you racing through the pages late into the night.

Publication Date: March 2020

17 Responses

  1. I haven’t read any of Wilkinson’s books but it sounds like I need to put him on my list immediately. I do love a good psychological thriller with all of their dark twists and turns. Great review! ❤️

  2. This sounds like a very intriguing story. The presentation of being told in interviews sounds interesting and with all the elements that make a great thriller. I have not read anything by Kerry Wilkinson, but have several on my TBR based on great reviews. Definitely adding this one. Wonderful review Shalini.

  3. ‘Gasping like a goldfish ‘?😂🤣😂🤣 I am certainly glad that I have this loaded onto my Kindle after your entertaining and enthusiastic review, Shalini. ❤😍📚

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