Title: her last holiday.

AUTHOR: C.L. Taylor.
GENRE: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery and Thriller, Women’s Fiction.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 29th, 2021.


You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die.

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 2 people. But he has never let on what happened to the third suspected 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?

The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest nail-shredding, heart-in-mouth rollercoaster ride from the Sunday Times bestseller.


Thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.

Thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.

Lately I have been getting a bit disappointed with some thrillers that I have read. So it was really refreshing to finally find a book that I could enjoy and read fast. When I read the blurb I knew it was a story right up my alley, but I didn’t want to start reading the book with too high expectations, just in case… I’ve been burnt before by premises that promised a lot and delivered nothing.

I really liked the way this novel was told. Three points of view. Three female voices. And all of them were different and distinctive. It was easy to know who was telling the story at all times. The voices were well created and there was no confusion at any time. We get to know different kinds of women throughout the story: the strong, the weak, the manipulator, and the psychotic ones. And for all of them we have their male counterparts, making the story riveting and very difficult to predict or anticipate the ending.

The pace was a bit slow at the beginning, but then it picked up and it just made me want to continue reading all the time. The ending came a bit out of the blue, but I want to think it was intentional in order to make the final twist more surprising and unexpected.

If I had to point out something that I didn’t like, maybe it is the fact that some secondary characters seemed like they were going to have more relevance throughout the story, but then they stayed always in the background, relevant but not, meaningful in their lack of meaning. I would have liked to see their participation in the story played in a different way.

Overall, pretty good story and I feel curious about this author.

So, for all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!

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