For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight’s retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. It should be paradise, but it’s turned into a nightmare.
Because the man Jemma married a week ago has just disappeared from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes. After everything they’ve been through together, how can this be happening? Is there anyone on the island who Jemma can trust? And above all – where has her husband gone?
My Goodreads rating: ★★★★☆
I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley & the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
THE HONEYMOON is a brilliant thriller full of twists and turns, complete with unreliable narrator and patchy flashbacks.
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful island in the Maldives, this thriller leaves you hooked and guessing at every turn. I was gripped from the beginning and I never would have guessed the route the story took. Jemma was drinking the night her husband disappears, so her memories are spotty and she, at first, genuinely has no idea what has happened. Has her husband abandoned her? Is he hiding out on the island, avoiding her, or sailed away, or has he been murdered, or kidnapped? Nobody knows…
I like how slowly the answers are given – that is, not at all until the very end. Every little reveal gives you another avenue of investigation, and you really have to think about what happens. It’s certainly not predictable, as I have found a lot of thrillers are.
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