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The Holiday

Narrated by: Laura Kirman
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

The stunning new thriller from the best-selling author of Lies.

Seven days. Three families. One killer.

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Languedoc-Roussillon. 

But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair and that the other woman is one of her best friends. 

One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one? As Kate closes in on the truth in the stifling Mediterranean heat, she realises too late that the stakes are far higher than she ever imagined. 

Because someone in the villa is prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.

©2019 T.M. Logan (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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First class tale of lies and secrets

First class tale of lies and secrets carefully woven into a story of relationships, trust and deceit with a neat twist at the end

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Brilliant thriller, ideal for poolside reading

I really liked "Lies" by the same author but was disappointed by "29 Seconds" which was so preposterous I returned it so it was with some trepidation that I got this book. I loved the premise so I thought I would give it a go and I was just delighted as this is my favourite of the three books by far.
There were plenty of twists and turns, red herrings, suspense and teasers all in a beautiful luxurious sunny setting. I read a lot of it lying in the sun and I really had a great time with it. I love a thriller which is exciting intriguing and involving but does not go to dark, gritty, gory or disturbing places and this really fits the bill. In other words it is murder mystery but in the best traditions of holiday whodunnit so a great read for all fans of the genre.
Towards the end the thriller ramped up and those looking for complete believability may find it a bit far fetched - but then if you are happy to believe one of the mums is a CSI officer, then like me you may be happy to throw scepticism to the wind and buckle up for intrigue, suspicion, and a rollicking adventure which makes compulsive reading,
So delighted I took a chance as I really did enjoy it and look forward to the next T M Logan thriller.
PS Narration by Laura Kirman was EXCELLENT, so many accents and easily identifyable charater made the listen extra special plus her children's voices were just so realistic it was spooky - great talent will look out for her name in future.

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brilliant, had me hooked from the start!

Great read with lots of twists and turns in this fast paced story. Fantastic page turner...

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Not good!

I’m sad to say that I couldn’t recommend this book, not even for bedtime reading. The plot is awful, it goes round in circles and the ending has so many holes! I would keep looking before committing to this book.

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Once again - a wasted credit

Huge disappointment. I read the story line and thought that this would be a book about adults. Sadly no. All about children and teenagers and extremely boring made unbearable by the accents used! Wanted to scream every time one of the 'children's' voices were attempted. The Irish accent was nearly as bad but at least it was an attempt at an adult Irish accent. Would not recommend The Holiday on holiday or at any other time.

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God God!

I read all the reviews and thought this book would be brilliant!
Not for me.
This boring housewife was as repellent as could be. Umm not one character could I like. In my opinion - Don't listen to 'Richard and Judy' they get paid for liking this shite.
Trust me there are better books available!
The Narrator - was ok, but good luck with that one too! Sorry all but in my opinion it's all shite.!

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Easy listening

Enjoyed the book. It seemed predictable but changed and had some interesting twists along the way.

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Great narration, good story.

Brilliant narration. The story was frustrating at times as the attempt to keep you guessing was overdone, but overall very enjoyable and a great listen.

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Amazing audiobook

Great listening, excellent story. One of the best audible books I listened to so far.

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Absolutely Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book full of twists will definitely read more by this author c