Title: The Club
Author: Ellery Lloyd
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Everyone’s Dying to Join . . .
The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members’ clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.
The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.
But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group’s CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that’s before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.
As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.
Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out
Step into the world of celebrity hideouts and getaways in this gripping, crazy novel by husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos, aka Ellery Lloyd.
The Home Group offers exclusive – VERY exclusive – membership to celebrities and VIPs, allowing them to access and use their many members’ clubs all over the world, and their newest offering is Home Island. It’s all hands on deck as the team work to get ready for the luxurious launch party (due to last 3 days!) and everyone wants an invite. But then things go terribly wrong…
We find out at the start of the novel that there are some deaths on the Island, and we see news articles and interviews with people who were there. Then we skip back and forwards in time as we learn what happened, with a number of suspects. The characters are all pretty horrible, but don’t let that put you off – The Club is still a really entertaining read. I raced through it – it’s easy to read and the high drama of it offers a good dose of escapism – it’s set in a world so different to most people’s usual lives! Some parts felt a bit slower than others but the pace soon picks up again. Definitely fits the bill as a novel that’s pure entertainment – nothing too deep here, just a fun and easy read!
My rating: 4/5
Many thanks to the publisher, Pan Macmillan, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.