The Holiday - TM Logan

The Holiday

By TM Logan

  • Release Date: 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 287 Ratings

Description

For fans of Harlan Coben and Shari Lapena, and from the bestselling author of LIES, comes the Sunday Times bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club thriller. Take a holiday you won't forget . . .

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.

'Perfectly plotted and riveting with an exceptional ending' Diane Jeffrey

'I loved the intrigue - it makes you think twice about going on holiday with friends' B A Paris

'Perfect summer reading' S R Masters

'Another blistering page-turner' Chris Whitaker

Reviews

  • Good!!

    4
    By Chelsssss x
    Good read. Kept me gripped all the way through
  • Didn’t enjoy at all

    1
    By lottiekayleig
    Really drawn out, cruel ending! Didn’t like it one bit
  • Rookie Reader...

    5
    By tricky99999
    I’ve only recently started to read books as a bit of hobby. This is my second book in less than two weeks. Fantastic read. I like to think I can work things out in books/movies like this but I would never have guessed the ending in a million years. Highly recommend.
  • Not the best

    3
    By Lanes 2
    Slow story line, some scenes gets heightened then nothing comes of it. It was a good twist to the story once coming to the end of the book.
  • The Holiday

    3
    By janne1308
    It turns out to be a book written along the lines of Columbo or Death in Paradise - all pieced together in the last few chapters.
  • Gripping read within 24 hours

    5
    By janelleciara
    T.M Logan has become one of my favourite authors from his previous books I have been waiting to read The Holiday and it didn’t disappoint. I wish he could write books at speed I read them!
  • On edge!

    5
    By Melibu_aec
    This book is full of constant twists and turns to keep you turning pages. Just as you think you might know, the plot takes a turn and keeps you on the edge... wanting to read more! Definitely a must read!
  • I enjoyed the book and read it in 3 days! Even when walking to work or cooking dinner! Great story!!

    5
    By kimiwimmie
    I enjoyed the book and read it in 3 days! Even when walking to work or cooking dinner! Great story!!
  • An ok read....

    3
    By Sniffy1234
    T.M. Logan is the bestselling author of the standalone thrillers “Lies” and “29 Seconds”. Having enjoyed the latter novel, I was very much looking forward to reading this, his latest publication “The Holiday”. Although this is far from fast paced and a definite cliched ‘slow burn’ it did open with some beautifully atmospheric descriptions that pulled me into the French setting perfectly. I liked how the chapters were told through the different characters with the main voice being the female protagonist Kate. I did however, have some issues with the characters, Kate in particular. She didn’t suit her occupation of a crime scene investigator and felt that she was rather (for want of a better term) a wet blanket. Having discovered texts on her husband Sean’s phone, causing her to believe he was having an affair with one of her three best friends they were currently on holiday with, she is stunned to believe he could be so deceitful. To continue playing happy families with her husband and keep up social niceties with her friends, just didn’t ring true. I’m not sure many people would handle the situation in the same way but it did allow for the story to develop enough suspicions to keep the reader intrigued and focus on trust within friendships and relationships. Generally all the adult characters were uninspiring, unlikeable and odd, though I felt (through personal parental experience) the teenagers to be very true and realistic - moody, secretive and surly, generally due to the current world of communicating with peers, involving the internet and social media! It’s possible that due to the author being male and writing emotions for female characters, that was why the women seemed off kilter but I did sadly struggle to endear to any of them at all. I wasn’t sold either on the whole big twist and reason for Sean’s secrecy but I undoubtedly wanted to follow the story to the end and was intrigued enough by who it was having the affair with him to see it though. The story begs the question, can we ever trust our best friends, even those we’ve known for many years and explores many other issues, including how far would a parent go to protect their own offspring. Not earth shattering by any standard but a nice quick ‘holiday’ read that, if you like slow burn mysteries, you should enjoy and I was entertained enough to read more again by this author in the future. 3 stars
  • Edge of your seat stuff!

    5
    By Unfunnysandra
    I ordered this book via Audible to listen to by the pool on holiday. A few days in I starting listening to it over breakfast & after a few minuets, not only was I hooked but so was my mother, my teenage daughters & my husband! T.M. Logan has you sucked in from the 1st chapter all the way to the last. Beautifully written, cliff hangers in all the right places, different views from different characters just when you needed them & brilliant, tear jerking moments-which we are still talking about! We looked forward to breakfast every morning & listened to more & more chapters each day! Whether you listen or read you won’t be able to stop so make sure you have lots of time-5*’s