The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan #review @Phoebe_A_Morgan @hqstories

Book cover of The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

Title: The Wid Girls
Author: Phoebe Morgan
Publisher: HQ

Synopsis:

FOUR FRIENDS.
A LUXURY RETREAT.
IT’S GOING TO BE MURDER.
The new gripping crime thriller from No.1 digital bestselling author of The Doll House, The Girl Next Door, and The Babysitter.

It’s been years since Grace, Felicity, Alice and Hannah were together – The Wild Girls, as they were once called, are no longer so wild. Alice has settled with a new baby and partner. Hannah is now a teacher. Grace has gone to ground. Only Felicity seems to have the same spark she once had.

And now Felicity has invited them all on the weekend of a lifetime – a mini-break in Botswana to celebrate her birthday, a chance to put that night two years ago behind them, when things went so very wrong between them, and their bomb-proof friendship was shattered for ever.

But on arriving at the luxury safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles on Grace, Hannah and Alice. Felicity isn’t there to meet them. There’s no sign of the party she promised. The awful phone signal means that they are on their own, in the wild…

It’s a weekend with a difference. But who is hunting who?

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My review:

The Wild Girls is a gripping, fun read following a group of thirty-somethings who reunite, having not met up for a long time, for a birthday weekend in Botswana. The invite came out of the blue, but Grace, Alice and Hannah leave their lives behind and head to South Africa to join Felicity for her birthday celebrations.

As we can guess, things aren’t as they seem, and the tension builds as the trip takes a very dark turn! I don’t want to give much away about the storyline but there’s plenty of mystery – who is really to blame for the strange things happening around them? – and I raced through it!

I enjoyed the different time frames in this novel – most of it takes part in the ‘present day’, but later in the novel we also go back in time to ‘before’ the group’s big argument – and we find out what happened to split up such a close group of friends!

There are some parts that did feel a bit far fetched, but I think with a novel like this you’ve just got to lose yourself in its pages and enjoy the craziness! I liked the ending and would recommend The Wild Girls as a fun, entertaining and easy read!

Rating: 4/5

Many thanks to the publisher, HQ, for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest review.

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