The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

Ah, Sandie Jones. She’s a go-to author of mine that I never want to miss! I’m excited to share her latest novel releasing today!

Thank you Minotaur Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Six friends. Rachel and Noah have been friends since they met at university. While they once thought that they might be something more, now, twenty years later, they are each happily married to other people, Jack and Paige respectively. Jack’s brother Will is getting married, to the dazzling, impulsive Ali, and the group of six travel to Portugal for their destination weekend. Three couples. As they arrive at a gorgeous villa perched on a cliff-edge, overlooking towering waves that crash on the famous surfing beaches below at Nazaré, they try to settle into a weekend of fun. While Rachel is looking forward to getting to know her future sister-in-law Ali better, Ali can’t help but rub many of the group up the wrong way: Rachel’s best friend Paige thinks Ali is attention-seeking and childish, and while Jack is trying to support his brother Will’s choice of wife, he is also finding plenty to disagree with Noah about. One fatal misunderstanding . . . But when Rachel discovers something about Ali that she can hardly believe, everything changes. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them hold begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel. Soon, jumping to conclusions becomes the difference between life and death.

Okay, so maybe this wasn’t my favorite book of hers. That’s alright! I think the problem for this book was that it was really similar to her style of her previous novels. I was hoping for something a little more dramatic and something that would stand out a bit more. The characters were unlikable for me and there was too much conversation going on between them that I really could care less about. It was a middle-of-the-line thriller for me. Not bad, but not one I would read again or jump to recommend to others.

3/5 Stars

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