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HOLY MOLY!! I SWEAR ON EVERYTHING HOLY this was the best thriller read on a Sunday afternoon. Author Sarah Alderson blew me away with this thrilling ride of a book.

Kate and Orla, best friends forever, go to Lisbon for a weekend together. A night of drinks and dancing and Kate vanished. It was now up to Orla to get to the truth of what happened to her friend.

My first book by this author, I was stumped with the way the story flowed, with each circumstance creating a hurdle for Orla. How was she to search for a woman in an unknown city. The pace was fast and I was barely keeping up.

The characters were genuine with Orla being a new mother away from her child for the first time. Alone and wary was done well. Twists were revealed every few chapters, and the author knew how to keep me hopping with joy.

The ending was exactly as I thought it should be. The last line was a blast. I lived how the author lived up to each of my expectations of how a thriller should be. The story might seem familiar, but after a while, I got so deep into it that nothing mattered.

My pulse skittered almost throughout the book, and I enjoyed it completely.

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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Two friends go on holiday. Only one comes back.

If you loved The Holiday, get ready for your new obsession…

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.

This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?

But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…

Publication Date: 23rd July 2020

24 Responses

  1. Your excellent review had me running to Netgalley to request, eyes, fingers, and toes are all crossed 😉

    1. I hope you get it. It brought me out of the slump of the weekend. I started 5 books and stuck with none. This kept me moving

  2. The stress of the pandemic tends to make us eat more than we should. I’m glad you found the perfect book for that time. Chocolate and books. My pandemic go to’s.

    1. Wow… Any stress makes me eat more. But luckily I don’t like chocolates cakes or ice creams, but packaged food and biscuits are my main go to… Become too hippy

    1. Exactly. Was in a slump, saw a tweet, picked up the book, and finished it… Happy hippy dance. Yes. My jeans don’t fit again

  3. Awesome review Shalini. I am pending for this one, but will get it from the library of Amazon if I don’t get approved. It sounds quite intriguing and 5 Stars too!

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