“I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review,” from Choosybookworm
[Spoiler] This review contains SPOILERS
This novel is an enjoyable romp and a fun light read where eight women friends spend a weekend away from home and fall into a whole heap of trouble.
The group is blissfully unaware that they’re the victims of a hoax. The writer interweaves and missteps the reader as to the identity of the real wrong-doer.
This is a great set-up for a series where hopefully we can get a better hold on the many different characters in subsequent novels.
That said, there were several telling lines which captured the essence of a character such as Marvin Levin: “He thought it was one of his best smiles, and he’d worked hard to perfect it.” It is through his eyes that we’ve given a thorough snapshot introduction to all the women. While this is an obvious literary device, I found it justifiable given the large cast of characters, and helped the reader know who was who.
The denouement swifter than I prefer but the happy ever after ending made for a satisfying conclusion.
Unfortunately, due to an administrative snafu, I received an earlier draft rather than the fully edited manuscript, so my review does not address or reflect these shortcomings.