The Castaways by Lucy Clarke


In my opinion....


Where do I start with this book?


I’m excited, I’m desperate to start it but don’t want to read too quickly, as then I have to wait for Lucy to crack on with her next novel *taps toes & sighs*- actually, I’m kidding, as I already know she’s all over this!


Regardless, I approach with trepidation, maybe this is the novel where I’m going to feel that she didn’t quite have ‘it’- but no, as usual, she nailed it!


So, I find myself propping my eyes open to find out what really happened…and it’s worth hanging on for those final pages!


I’m full of admiration how this author can change her style with each novel she writes, from the wonderful 'The Sea Sisters' set in Bali via the chilling Cornish ‘You Let Me In’ to this, her latest, set in Fiji (which sounds amazing). Yes, they are all psychological thrillers, but with a non-formulaic twist to them.


The premise of the story is not unique, it is the telling of it which is so slick. Characters are credible, dialogue flows and is natural and there is a strong hook of, like Erin, wanting to know , what happened.


As the lighter nights grow longer, and we start to dare to think of future holidays, I suggest that this is one novel that is just begging to be on your reading list…


Thank you NetGalley & HarperCollins for my ARC


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A SECRET BEACH. A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME. WISH YOU WERE HERE?

THINK AGAIN…


It should be like any other holiday.

Beautiful beaches. Golden sunsets. Nothing for miles.

You’ll never want to leave. Until you can’t…

Gripping, twisty and full of sun-soaked atmosphere, THE CASTAWAYS will whisk you far away to the island – and never let you go.


My rating?


No surprises here- if only every review was as easy- a celebratory 5 glasses of course!