The Vacation by: T.M. Logan

Publication Date: July 21, 2020


In The Vacation, a captivating thriller from T. M. Logan, the bestselling author of Lies and 29 Seconds, four best friends on a dream vacation come face-to-face with an explosive secret.

It was supposed to be the perfect getaway: Kate and her three best friends, spending a week with their families in a luxurious villa in the south of France. Through the decades they’ve stayed closer than ever, and seven days of drinking crisp French wine and laying out under the dazzling Mediterranean sun is the perfect celebration of their friendship. But soon after arriving, Kate discovers an incriminating text on her husband’s cell phone.

A text revealing that he’s having an affair.

And that the other woman is one of her best friends.

But which one?

Trapped in paradise with no one to trust, Kate is determined to find out who has put her marriage—and a lifelong friendship—in jeopardy. But as she closes in on the truth, she realizes that the stakes are higher than she ever imagined. Everyone on the trip has secrets…and someone may be prepared to kill to keep theirs hidden.

My Review

This book had such an intriguing premise and I couldn’t wait to read it. However, if you are anticipating a traditional murder mystery/ thriller, this is not it. The majority of the book up until the last 30 pages was written like a contemporary read. A woman thinks her husband is cheating on her with one of her three best friends. She halfheartedly confronts him and he denies it. The vacation continues and the children are annoying, the men drink too much….blah blah blah. The last 30 pages is what I was waiting for the entire book.

Unfortunately, this fell flat as a thriller/ suspense novel. Maybe if it was marketed differently, I wouldn’t have felt so let down.

I gave this book 2 crowns.

I received this E-ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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