Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing on its publication day The Perfect Holiday by T.J. Emerson, published by Boldwood Books
Olivia and Julian are enjoying lazy days in their Spanish villa, a well deserved break from their busy lives. Especially for Julian, who after a lifetime as a carer was thrust into the public eye following the tragic murder of his first wife.
The languid heat and peace of the villa is broken only by clifftop walks, sun drenched lunches and cooling swims. Until a chance encounter with Gabriel – an attractive man, many years their junior – changes everything.
Soon their idyllic break turns into a dangerous, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. Will any of them get out alive?
A multi layered psychological thriller, The Perfect Holiday is the first book I have read by T.J. Emerson.
A well written tale of greed and revenge, I really enjoyed this story that kept me glued to the pages. Its setting in Mallorca provided an escape, its dark cat and mouse game kept things between Julian and Gabriel interesting and its outcome was satisfying.
It does move on the slightly slower side and can be over descriptive, but in the grand scheme of things this did not hinder my overall enjoyment of the book. There is no mention of this before diving in, but I will say it does have graphic sex scenes, which may be uncomfortable for some readers.
Thank you to T.J. Emerson, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Perfect Holiday, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY BLOG TOUR
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LET’S GET TO KNOW T.J. EMERSON
T.J. Emerson’s debut psychological thriller was published by Legend Press and received brilliant reviews.
Her short stories and features have been widely published in anthologies and magazines, and she works as a literary consultant and writing tutor.
Her latest psychological thriller, The Perfect Holiday, will be published by Boldwood Books in April 2022. She lives in Scotland.