I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for excellent thriller The Vacation (previously published as Welcome To Wherever You Are) by John Marrs. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Pan Macmillan for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the book:
The Vacation is a compulsive, holiday-set thriller from John Marrs, the author of The One, now a Netflix Original Series.
How far would you run to escape your past?
Venice Beach, Los Angeles. A paradise on earth.
Tourists flock to the golden coast and the promise of Hollywood.
But for eight strangers at a beach front hostel, there is far more on their mind than an extended vacation.
All of them are running from something. And they all have secrets they’d kill to keep . . .
Originally published as Welcome to Wherever You Are, this is a re-edited release perfect for fans of T. M. Logan.
About the author:
John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in London and Northamptonshire. After spending his career interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for numerous national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time author. He is the bestselling author of The One, Passengers, The Minders, What Lies Between Us and When You Disappeared.
Follow him on Twitter @johnmarrs1 Facebook: @johnmarrsauthor Instagram: @johnmarrs.author website: johnmarrsauthor.co.uk
The Vacation by John Marrs is a fabulous summer read that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. A slow burner of a read, the first half of the book builds momemtum, with each character (and there are quite a few of them!) taking their turn in the spotlight.
As we move into the second half of the book, the pace quickens and the characters are brought vividly to life as their stories unfold. Moving seamlessly backwards and forwards in time from the past to the present, the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together as tensions are raised and emotions heightened to almost breaking point.
The Vacation is a fabulous summer thriller that kept me guessing throughout. A slow burner of a novel, especially at the start, but with an emotional payoff that definitely makes it all worthwhile as you turn the final page.
John Marrs is an exceptional writer who just keeps on getting better and better with every book and I can’t wait to read whatever he comes up with next!
Previously published as Welcome to Wherever You Are, this newly edited version, now called The Vacation, is an entertaining read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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