The Holiday Home – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Holiday Home

Author:- Daniel Hurst

Date published:- will be published on 1st March 2023

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 243 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

The perfect holiday or the perfect nightmare…

I sit sipping champagne in the warm water, bubbles frothing around me as I admire the breath-taking view of gorgeous blue skies and mountains. I can’t believe I’m here, at this stunning holiday home. It’s to die for…

My best friend and her husband have invited me and my family to their lakeside property for the weekend, to experience their luxury lifestyle. I’m not envious of their wealth, although I know my husband Ryan is. All I want is to escape from our recent troubles and get my marriage back on track.

Then I overhear Ryan having a whispered conversation late one evening, and he says something that sends a shiver down my spine. In this beautiful paradise my whole world is turned upside down.

Just when I think things can’t get any worse, I discover a second secret. The truth is even more shocking than I imagine, and now I have no idea who to trust.

This was meant to be the perfect holiday, but someone isn’t going to survive it…

Two couples with their children go on a holiday home for a vacation–Nicola and Ryan with their daughter Emily and Kim and Lewis with their son Cole. However, while on holiday Nicola learns a deep secret about Ryan and Kim–a secret that might ruin them or…someone might end up getting dead.

Initially, the first part of the book was slightly boring but when Nicola learned about Ryan’s relationship with Kim and when Nicola confronted Kim about it, things got a bit interesting. There were not many twists or turns, the story was a little bit of a slow burn but overall, it wasn’t very bad either. This was a good thriller that will keep you hooked till the end and the interesting part starts from the middle of the book. There wasn’t much suspense and since the characters are less, the story itself is quite predictable.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and this worth three stars in my opinion!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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