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Today I am reviewing The Club by Ellery Lloyd. This was released on the 31st of March, published by Pan Macmillan.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

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

“Everyone is dying to join…”

Set on an isolated private Island just off the English coast, an exclusive club know as Island Home is the most in demand getaway where the rich and famous come out to play away from the prying eyes of the public. What happens at Island Home stays at Island Home, however no one could have anticipated how deadly things were about to become…

The Club had so much potential, but for me it did take a bit of work to get through it. After a strong opening it loses it’s momentum fairly quickly and I felt focuses too much on the backstory for some characters that took away from the main storyline.

The mix of characters, both likeable and ones you love to hate kept things interesting, although I found there to be too many to keep track of and I was unable to really connect with them.

I enjoyed the writing style but unnecessary details did slow it down. That being said, when it found it’s mojo again around the half way mark it was full steam ahead.

I enjoyed it’s dark sinister atmosphere and plot twists which made me glad that I did persevere with it.

My first book by Ellery Lloyd didn’t give me the WOW factor I was hoping for, but there were enough positives that I would like to read more from this husband and wife duo.

Thank you to Ellery Lloyd, Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Club which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

 

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