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Ter serving two years following tragedies at his last retreat in Gozo His wife Kate is waiting for him anxious to reboot SoulShrink and get their lives back on track Fran an ICT teacher watches proceedings carefully as her younger sister Jenna disappeared from the Gozo retreat When Tom and Kate offer another retreat in Wales Fran attends to try the Gozo retreat When Tom and Kate offer another retreat in Wales Fran attends to try find out what happened to Jenna The story is told from two years ago and now and from KateFran and
Jenna S Points Of Views points of view is a game and Jenna s points of view This is a game two halves I like the first half of the book which looks at the dynamics of several relationships especially Tom and Kate You can see how brittle and strained things are between them which is heightened after Tom s prison release Fran and Jenna s relationship is interesting as is their dynamics with their absolute harridan of a mother and you appreciate their struggles to cope The characterisation is one of the best elements of the book as you try to work out each of them Is Tom a fraud a player or genuine Is Kate controlling manipulative domineering and jealous or is she sed Fran struggles so much but as you grow to A Mighty Big Wish understand her you realise why she is so socially awkward and a boiling cauldron of anger and regrets inside and of them all she is the one I grew to like I appreciate her sense of humour too It takes a while to get tonderstand Jenna her confusion and reasons for her issues The pace in the first half is good and a number of nsettling events occur there s a lot of suspicion in the Welsh retreat and a good puzzle to nlock Unfortunately I don t think the second half is as good The retreat events become rather longwinded and overlong and so it gets a bit dull There are a lot of characters to get your head around too and some of them change their names which gets confusing It s the end though that I have the biggest problem with as it just doesn t work for me As the string puller is revealed the motivation seems spurious and it feels implausible Overall it s a pity the book tails off as I was enjoying the first half and I The Italians Stolen Bride usually really like this authors books but I don t think this one isp there with her best With thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the arc for an honest review First of all I m a huge fan of CL Taylor s books I m always in a dilemmapart of me wants to take my time saviour the experience but as soon as I get started I end The Greek Tycoons Mistress up hooked and reading it in one sitting There are worse dilemmas I guessFran s sister Jenna went missing two years ago while she was on a wellness retreat at Gozo the police told them she may have committed suicide but her mother wants answers and pushes Fran to go to Wales on a wellness retreatShe meets the couple Kate and Tom who ran the retreat in Gaza along with three others who were also there Surely someone will know what happened to JennaThe story is told in 2 timelines the present and back when Jenna was at the retreat This story kept me captive from the first pagentil the end I love how the suspense slowly builds and I would never have guessed the ending A brilliant book that I would highly recommendThank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review How nice it is to read a thriller from the POV of three women with their own distinctive voices good character arcs and not running around being overly emotional and silly They re not all likeable characters but I found them to be good characters and that was my favourite thing about this book two years ago during a wellness retreat her sister Jenna died Tikki Tikki Tembo under Tence for the deaths of two people But he has never let on what happened to the third victim JennaDetermined to find out the truth Fran books herself onto hispcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key. .
This was a hell of a story to BelieveTwo Years Ago Went years ago Jenna went a retreat in Malta organized by Tom Wade the man behind SoulShrink But she didn come home She disappeared and the local authorities judged that she had committed suicide jumping from a cliff Two other accidents took place on that retreat leaving Tom in prison for manslaughter However he will be released soonJenna s mother is set on blaming Tom for her daughter s death She sends her daughter Fran to the retreat that Tom organized or rather his wife KateThe book is told from 3 perspectives Jenna in the past Fran in the present and Kate sThe book was easy to read and I finished it rather ickly I found the first half interesting we were learning about Fran s OUTLIER OPINION If you are like me and prefer a well crafted mystery with clues to follow and revelations that you can buy into then this may NOT be the book for youThis book will appeal to readers who have no trouble suspending disbelief Two years ago at a 35 Stars Learn how to heal your trauma free yourself from anxiety and fact the future with optimism rather than fear Packed with mystery wonderfully twisted characters and told in two timelines Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor is set in a wellness retreat in Snowdonia Wales and another in Malta The face for the SoulShrink Retreat is Tom Wade a motivational speaker and anxiety survivor and he s just been released from jailFran Fitzgerald is a teacher with attitude and Tom Wade from SoulShrink was the last person to see her much younger sister Jenna alive Jenna went missing at a SoulShrink retreat that took place in Gozo MaltaOn his release from jail Tom had decided he wasn t going to run another retreat but his mind has been changed it s back to business and one will be heldSeeing online that Tom has been released and within three days he s begun tweeting again Fran s mother Geraldine is bloody angry Geraldine decides Fran should try and find out what happened to her daughter Jenna as she doesn t believe it could of been a suicide So Fran books herself on the next retreat to confront Tom and look for answers Will Fran get her answers and will she get out aliveThere are many characters in this story keep a notebook as the story is told from both Jenna s and Fran s point of view at each different retreatAnd we have our third narrator Kate Kate is the organiser business partner and the drive behind
The Retreats She Has Heldretreats She has held together and pushed on after the murder accusations ruined them financiallyThe story begins with a great dynamic and later in the story the tone and pace changes with many red herrings and secrets I think to enjoy this story one hundred per cent you have to realise it s fiction so it doesn t have to be believableThe story is tantalisingly character driven An entertaining psychological thrillerRelease date is 29 April 2021 I wish to thank NetGalley Avon Books UK for an advanced copy of the book for review This is my very first waltz with the author Suspicious deaths missing sister at a wellness retreat mental gurus or charlatans with deep secrets dysfunctional family members who are obsessed to know what really happened the daughter sister narrated by three different vivid women characters alternating between past and present this formula truly worked for me Here are our three POVs middle aged Fran is still haunted from her sister s memory who has been missing for two years She atte 35 starsTom Wade the public face of SoulShrink is about to be released from prison af. You come to the retreat to be healed You don’t expect to dieTwo years ago Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrongTom Wade the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats has just been released from prison after serving his sen.
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Uspicious circumstances It was labeled suicide but Fran needs answers so she s attending the latest retreat by the same self help guru as Jenna did manages and organizes the retreats Her husband Tom is the guru but she s the woman behind the man and she knows how to pull the strings 2 years ago heartbroken by some recent developments in her life she hopes Tom and Kate s retreat will fix her Her Last Holiday takes its time to pick p speed First it builds it s base and makes sure the reader is cozy but it often drops little hints at what s to come and then the pace starts moving faster Also lots of characters in this bookThere s the group that attended Jenna s retreat PLUS the group in Fran s retreat Some overlap but I still had one or two moments Making notes would have helped 29 2021 DNF AT 60% MY THOUGHTS CONTAIN SPOILERSI got to the 60% point of this book and can no longer waste my time on this book The people are ridiculous the entire book is ridiculous Why would a mother send her other daughter actually why would said daughter agree to go to a retreat where her sister Jenna was possibly murderedThe dangerous rafting experience was something no pstanding retreat would ever engage in with inexperienced people They don t even know if these people can swimThe sessions led by Tom are ridiculous A woman wants to discover the truth about her sister s mysterious death in a group retreat two years ago Who s lying Who s telling the truthI m sorry to say this book is another nmemorable thriller Unfortunately the author didn t manage to grab is another nmemorable thriller Unfortunately the author didn t manage to grab attention Also there were too many characters and I never felt close to any of them I only finished it because I m curious by nature and wanted to know how it would end I finally skimmed through the second half and just as I thought it got better there was a twist about a culprit that totally fell flat I have a couple of C L Taylor s books on my TBR and I m still gonna read them This one just wasn t for me Many thanks to Avon books UK and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of an honest reviewPublication date April 29 2021 I enjoyed this book and found it to be very engaging It centers primarily on Fran who joins a wellness retreat to try to figure out what happened to her sister Jenna who disappeared on a similar trip over 2 years prior You also get chapters from Jenna s perspective before her disappearance and from Kate the wife and business partner of Tom who runs the retreats I am a fan of alternating perspectives throughout a book and thought that it was interesting to see how various situations were seen from the different POVsI liked Fran and found her to be a realistic character She Was Trying To was trying to what happened to Jenna but is not a detective thus she makes a lot of mistakes There is also personal growth throughout the book as she explores her relationship with Jenna and the rest of her family as well as reflects on her current lifestyle Some reviewers said there were plot lines left nresolved but I actually think that was done purposely allowing the reader to make their own decisions about the true motivations of some of the characters The ending was tied His Convenient Highland Wedding up maybe a bit too cleanly but I enjoyed it nonethelessOverall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who like mysteries and domestic suspense I liked the other book I read by Taylor as well and am planning on pickingp a couple other books by this author Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest revie. To her sister’s disappearance The only estion is will she escape the retreat alive Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hiddenThe master of suspense is back Prepare yourself for the latest heart in mouth rollercoaster ride from the Sunday Times bestselle. ,