How far would you go to discover how your sister died? Or was murdered…
Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor
Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.
Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.
Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?
Although I enjoyed Strangers a while back and enjoyed it, it took me a while to get around to another C.L. Taylor. But once I did, boy was I stuck in.
The best thing about this book for me was the twists and turns. I feel like it’s been a while since I read something that brought me on such a journey. Just when I thought I had things sorted out, there was another spanner in the works and I started questioning things all over again.
Actually I didn’t notice this until I read another review but it was quite refreshing to have the story told through the words of three female leads: Jenna, Fran and Kate. And each of the characters brought something different to the book. It was almost like Goldilocks: too bad, too good and just right. Nevertheless, they were three determined, strong women who fill the pages with oomph and excitement.
While Her Last Holiday does dive into family dynamics and these guru-type figures have features in many books before, it was refreshing to see that the author didn’t follow the typical cliches and wrote a unique story.
I’m glad to have got the chance to read this book. If you enjoyed my review and would like to read Her Last Holiday for yourself, you can pick up your copy of the book here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.