The Club by Ellery Lloyd

Published: March 1, 2022


Pages: 303

Genre: Psychological Fiction

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Ellery Lloyd is the pseudonym for London-based husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos. Collette is a journalist and editor, the former content director of Elle (UK), and the editorial director at Soho House. She has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. Paul 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.

The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members’ clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.
The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.
But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group’s CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that’s before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.
As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.
Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.

“This ain’t a members’ club, is it? It’s a racket with a reception desk.”

Ned Groom took the idea of private and selective club membership to the extreme with his Home clubs, located globally. As he and his team prepare for yet another launch of Island Home, the last thing anyone is expecting is ulterior motives.

This was a twisted game of clue set on an island. So many secrets, so many devious intentions, and one hell of a launch.

This story is told through altering timelines and through various characters. For the first several subchapters, it seems to be random. But then pieces start falling into place.

Like a carefully crafted domino design, as soon as that first domino falls, the rest come tumbling down, and we are thrust into the most intense storyline ever.

The characters were all memorable in unique ways. And the level of their membership varied upon just who they were and what they had done.

This was a keep your friends close and your enemies closer whirlwind of chaos. It was orchestrated beautifully, and things came together in a very synchronized way.

I didn’t know which way was up for most of this one, between the secrets, the plots, and the audacity of these guests. Lifestyles of the rich and the famous- Wowza!

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