Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Perfecg Holiday by T.J. Emerson! Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my review.
Would you kill to be here?
Olivia and Julian are enjoying lazy days in their Spanish villa, a well deserved break from their busy lives. Especially for Julian, who after a lifetime as a carer was thrust into the public eye following the tragic murder of his first wife.
The languid heat and peace of the villa is broken only by clifftop walks, sun drenched lunches and cooling swims. Until a chance encounter with Gabriel – an attractive man, many years their junior – changes everything.
Soon their idyllic break turns into a dangerous, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. Will any of them get out alive?
The Perfect Holiday by T.J. Emerson is a psychological thriller about Olivia and Julian, who’s vacation goes wrong in quite the scary way!
I think the strongest aspect of this novel is the characters. Julian and Olivia are convincing and their lives feel realistic. When Gabriel enters the scene, the atmosphere shifts and it is very clear he is not what he seems.
The part I had a little trouble with was the pacing. I think there were moments that could have been cut to allow the story to move a little quicker. I did like the ending, though and the overall plot was compelling.
Overall, I enjoyed The Perfect Holiday. It’s an entertaining thriller set in a beautiful vacation spot. And it did make me think twice about going on vacation!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
About the Author
T.J. Emerson‘s debut psychological thriller was published by Legend Press and received brilliant reviews. Her short stories and features have been widely published in anthologies and magazines, and she works as a literary consultant and writing tutor. Her latest psychological thriller, The Perfect Holiday, will be published by Boldwood Books in April 2022. She lives in Scotland.
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