This is a fun and twisty mystery/thriller set in the glamorous world of an exclusive club for celebrities run by brothers Ned and Adam. The clubs are set up so that the celebrities can behave however they want inside them, with the assurance that nothing will ever get leaked to the press. The book is set over one weekend during the grand opening of the brother’s latest club located on an island off the coast of England.
This is a slow burn story following Ned and Adam, as well as a couple of their employees and five celebrities. The story is told from multiple points of view, which works in this book. Luckily there is a character list at the beginning of book because I had to refer to it several times at first to remember who each character was. The book is filled with tension, hard feelings, bad behavior and revenge. Almost all the characters are despicable in one way or another, and as the story progresses the reader discovers dark secrets about everyone. I felt like a voyeur watching these characters behave badly from behind a two-way mirror.
As the weekend progresses, the actions become more frenzied and over the top – almost campy. Clearly you must suspend belief while reading this book, but that’s not uncommon for most books. While some of the action is predictable, I was also surprised by some things, which I enjoyed. Answers to all questions are resolved at the end of the book, which is satisfying. This book moves slower than most mysteries. The book is character-centered, with a mystery thrown in. If you go into it with that mindset, I think you will enjoy it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bibliolifestyle and Harper Perennial. All opinions are my own.
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