Digital Reads Reviews

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Secrets, secrets all around

That’s what kept me bound

4 best friends on a holiday

To celebrate their 40th birthday

A message on hubby’s phone was a sight

Brought a secret to the light

Each was hiding something

Oblivion was their longing

READ THE BOOK with an open heart

Thrill would hit you like a dart

The end was nothing but a shock

T. M. Logan’s Holiday is the NEW THRILLER ON THE BLOCK

A mediocre attempt at rhyming, this was the blurb of the book which started the whole rigmarole of the story. Kate saw the messages on her husband’s phone which led to doubts and suspicion on her best friends. Was there an affair being hidden and who was the false friend?

This was my first T. M. Logan book, and the author sure led me down the unexpected, merry, roads. I liked the way he cast doubts on all of Kate’s friends. Every chapter saw her being more confused. This book was like an iceberg, what the characters appeared to be was just the tip, the rest was submerged deep down. When they got exposed, each facet of theirs caused a tidal wave of mayhem and shocks. I could barely keep up with the revelations.

Different characterizations and their different moods made these women stand out. There was this inner friction between them which came out as the pages rolled. I was often left to doubt if they really liked each other. Maybe some more than the others. I liked the way their past was shown which made me look at Kate too with an evil eye. What was happening between these friends?

The book was initially a slow burn, but picked up pace after the first few chapters. My niggles too popped up – Kate waited till the end of the book to confront her husband in spite of finding evidence to the contrary. I kept wondering how a wife could keep quiet after seeing her husband lying. I wouldn’t… I would be like a lawyer interrogating a witness; every line and every action would be analyzed.

The thrill creeped up insidiously when the fine line between truth and lies blurred. How much do we really know our friends? After reading this book, I would say BEWARE. Secrets have a way of bubbling in the depths of the characterization waiting to come to the surface to unleash its damage, and even the innocents were left injured. The author showed that with this book of secrets and murder. One fine thriller on a lazy afternoon, I would say.

I received a free digital ARC from Tracy and Publisher Zaffre Books, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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T.M. Logan was born in Berkshire to an English father and a German mother. He studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently works in communications, in the field of higher education, and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.

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.

Publication Date: 25th July 2019

Publisher: Zaffre Books

Amazon UK

33 Responses

  1. I’ve read his 1st book Lies and have 29 Seconds, which comes out in October. I don’t think this one is releasing in the US yet because I can’t find it (St. Martin’s publishes him in the US). I guess I’ll have to wait for this one because it sounds really good and I liked his first one a lot. Great review, Shalini!

  2. I liked your analogy of an iceberg- well done! I read Lies by this author a while ago and really enjoyed the story, though it crept into unbelievability a few times.
    Fab review, Shalini!

  3. Great review, Shalini. I haven’t read any of Logan’s titles since Lies but this one sounds too good to miss. I love the sound of the secrets and how all the friends seemed suspicious.

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