Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall

‘I’m your husband, Chloe. We’re a partnership now and we do what’s best for us as a couple.’ 

Chloe finally feels like she’s got her life together. After a difficult childhood and losing both parents, she worked hard for the life she loves in lively Brighton, helping people as a physiotherapist. And then she meets the perfect man.

It’s a whirlwind romance, but Dan is handsome, funny, and simply the kindest man she’s ever met. When she sees him standing by the altar, tears glistening in his eyes, she knows this will be for always.

As they sunbathe on their honeymoon island, laughing over drinks, planning their future with their feet in the sand, Dan jokes that he’d like them to stay there forever.

At first, Chloe couldn’t agree more. It’s tempting to imagine truly leaving her troubled past behind. But as the honeymoon goes on, he becomes increasingly adamant. They shouldn’t leave. In fact, he won’t let her…

Is he protecting her, as he claims? Or is it something more sinister? An utterly gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Clare Mackintosh, and The Wife Between Us.

Publication Day:  07/06/19

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 My Thoughts

I loved this book so much! Where do I even start?! My absolutely favorite type of book is a fast paced psychological thriller. You know the type of book that you can't stand to put down. When you do in fact have to put it down you can't stop thinking about it. Well this book checked all those boxes!

Chloe and Dan take the plunge and get married after only two months of knowing each other. What could go wrong? Everything...the answer is every single thing can go wrong. As Dan whisks his new bride off with the promise of the most romantic honeymoon ever it quickly turns into a nightmare. I was terrified for Chloe as Dan seemingly turned into a different person overnight. Who the hell did Chloe just marry? This is not the guy we met earlier in the book or was he just that good at hiding who he really was?

This book had me from page one as it grabbed me and pulled me in. I found I was fascinated with their relationship as I struggled to determine what was the truth. Dan seems to have a great deal of secrets, yet Chloe perhaps has some of her own. Twist after twist had me guessing until the very end. Just when I thought I had it all figured out yet more shocking twists threw me for a loop.

I jumped at the chance to read The Honeymoon as I adored her last book I read, Love You Gone. This book was just as good. Her writing style is so easy to read that I flew right through this book. I often struggle with the star rating system but this one was hands down 5 stars without even thinking about it!

Thank you so much to Noelle Holten, Kim Nash from Bookouture and Rona Halsall for having me along on this Books on Tour!

Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she's actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true. 

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she's plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because... well, you can't be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.

She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!

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  1. Sounds great :) Glad you loved it!
    - Scarlett

    1. Thanks Scarlett! I love this author and this book was fantastic!

  2. Fab review, Kim! I am definitely wanting to read this one now!

    1. It is definitely a good one! Hope you get a chance soon.

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