The Holiday Home by Daniel Hurst

Published: March 1, 2023


Genre: Psychological Fiction

Pages: 253

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Daniel Hurst is the author of several bestselling psychological thrillers including ‘The Passenger,’ ‘We Used To Live Here,’ and ‘Til Death Do Us Part.’ His books have been the #1 Psychological Thrillers in the UK and Australia and regularly feature in the Amazon Top 100 charts. He is also the creator of The 20 Minute Series, the series of psychological books which readers have called “original” and “addictive” and ‘like a soap opera in book form.”

I sit sipping champagne in the warm water, bubbles frothing around me as I admire the breath-taking view of gorgeous blue skies and mountains. I can’t believe I’m here, at this stunning holiday home. It’s to die for…

My best friend and her husband have invited me and my family to their lakeside property for the weekend, to experience their luxury lifestyle. I’m not envious of their wealth, although I know my husband Ryan is. All I want is to escape from our recent troubles and get my marriage back on track.

Then I overhear Ryan having a whispered conversation late one evening, and he says something that sends a shiver down my spine. In this beautiful paradise my whole world is turned upside down.

Just when I think things can’t get any worse, I discover a second secret. The truth is even more shocking than I imagine, and now I have no idea who to trust.

This was meant to be the perfect holiday, but someone isn’t going to survive it…

“By the time the sun sets tomorrow night, everything will be different.”

Nicola is excited to be going on a weekend trip with her best friend, Kim, and their husbands, Ryan and Lewis, and children, Emily and Cole. She never expected secrets to spill. A single text message has quickly spiraled into a deadly game, and there may not be any survivors.

HOLY BUCKETS. This was terrifying. The way this story is twisted and the way things are revealed is so smart. Daniel Hurst is a brilliant storyteller.

I liked Nicola. She is strong, intelligent, and loves her child. Ryan is a putz from the get, and Kim seems shady. Lewis has a secret, but who doesn’t?

I loved the mix of secrets and the weight they bear throughout this novel, from the innocent to the deadly. Daniel is a fantastic storyteller, and this tale is a fast-paced heart-stopper.

I could not put this book down, and I tried. I could not stay away from this book. I had to know what happened and how things played out, and I found it addictive. From the first page, this is a dangerously twisted tale of lies, greed, selfishness, and self-preservation.

I love the way Daniel Hurst tells a story. His twists come out of nowhere and slap you so hard. But there is no time to dwell because where there is one twist, another soon follows.

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