Written by Gina LaManna
At the luxurious Serenity Resort on the Californian coast, guests arrive ready to celebrate the Banks wedding. But things are about to go horribly wrong . . .
Ginger is an overworked mother of three who’s barely holding it together.
Lulu is filthy rich with four ex-husbands, and a fifth one on the way.
Emily harbours a dark secret, which she’s become expert at forgetting with a bottle of wine.
Kate is a lawyer with her life in order – except for one little problem that even she can’t fix.
Only 24 hours after they arrive a man is found murdered. Each of these women confess to the crime, insisting they acted alone.
Why did they do this? Only they know the answer – and they’re not telling.
A sharp, twisty and utterly addictive suspense novel that is perfect for anyone who loved Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, I Invited Her In by Adele Parks and The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine.
A Cracking Story!
The description for this is spot on! Sharp, twisty and very different – and I completely loved it!
Four women arrive to attend a wedding; not just any wedding – this one is in a luxury spa resort and features a full week of celebrations. Three of them went to college with the bride, and this will be a good opportunity to catch up with each other. They soon make the acquaintance of the fourth and end up entangled in the discovery of a body . . .
This is a stunning read! Completely different to any other I have read lately and there is no way of knowing who is being truthful and who isn’t. Beginning with the detective in charge asking question of each of them separately, we find out their backgrounds as the book progresses. All of them have very different lives and it’s a well-planned story which drew me in from the beginning; it’s also written in such an easy style that I just seemed to race through the pages, eager to find out what happened next. There are several genres in this one, and the author does each and every one of them justice and I have definitely added Gina LaManna to my list of authors to watch out for. A cracking story and a book I savoured all the way through. It brought no disappointments and everything was beautifully finished off by the final page. An awesome read which I’m very happy to recommend, and also give a full five stars!
My thanks to publisher Little, Brown Book Group for my copy via NetGalley. As always, this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humour, psychological suspense, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
- Size: 336 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 24 September 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
- W. H. Smith
Originally from St Paul, Minnesota, Gina LaManna has also called Italy and Los Angeles home. After studying numbers and equations in college, she realised multiple choice tests were ‘just not for her’ and began writing books instead. She has previously self-published cosy mysteries and hit the USA Today list twice.