The Club by Ellery Lloyd #BookReview #BlogTour #Mantle #NetGalley #5*

There’s no place like Home . . .

The Home Group is a collection of ultra-exclusive private members’ clubs and a global phenomenon, and the opening of its most ambitious project yet – Island Home, a forgotten island transformed into the height of luxury – is billed as the celebrity event of the decade.

But as the first guests arrive, the weekend soon proves deadly – because it turns out that even the most beautiful people can keep the ugliest secrets and, in a world where reputation is everything, they’ll do anything to keep it.

If your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out . . .

Totally Original, Completely Awesome!

A breathtaking and compelling read!

Island Home is the very latest ‘celebrity getaway’ – and the jewel in the crown of the Home Group. Each location around the globe is a place where the rich and famous can relax in the utmost luxury with absolute privacy, and they pay a hefty sum for the privilege. As the opening weekend gets underway, the hierarchy attending have no idea what they have let themselves in for . . .

There are many facets to this tale and I found myself completely engrossed in each of them right from the beginning. Through the eyes of a newly hired member of staff, we find out about the nuts and bolts of staffing the resort; next, we encounter the management and, finally, we get to meet the privileged few who made the cut for the launch – something that everyone who is anyone is desperate to attend. And then the fun begins . . . having lulled the reader into a false sense of security, we start to get a peek behind the scenes. Is anyone as they first seem? I’m not sure about that but what I do know is that I couldn’t put this one down! Not the first novel I’ve read by this husband and wife writing team and, based on the excitement of this one, it won’t be the last! Celebrity status doesn’t tend to overly impress me and I have a feeling it will do so even less from now on. This is a captivating tale which kept me on tenterhooks right to the bitter end. I read long into the night, well after I should have closed my eyes, incapable of laying the book aside for another day and I was delighted that the ending was so neat. The characters are excellently drawn, the story is completely mesmerizing and, as expected, the writing is of a very high calibre. A compelling, enthralling story which dominated my thoughts and earns my very highest recommendation and, of course, all five shining stars.

My thanks to Becca Bryant of Mantle both for my copy of this novel via NetGalley and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Details

Ellery Lloyd is the pseudonym for London-based husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos.

Collette Lyons is a journalist and editor, the former content director of Elle (UK) and editorial director at Soho House. She has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. 

Paul Vlitos is the author of two previous novels, Welcome to the Working Week and Every Day is Like Sunday. He is the program director for English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Surrey.

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