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The Castaways: Escape far away with the most gripping, twisty crime thriller book for 2021 by [Lucy Clarke]


It should be like any other holiday.

Beautiful beaches.
Golden sunsets.
Nothing for miles.

You’ll never want to leave.
Until you can’t…

Gripping, twisty and full of sun-soaked atmosphere, THE CASTAWAYS will whisk you far away to the island – and never let you go.


The Castaways


To say that the two sisters were going through a stressful time together was an understatement. They had always been close, especially after their mother died, but they were all grown up now. Lori’s marriage ended, and she had moved in with her younger sister Erin. Things were not working out too well, so a holiday to relax in Fiji was thought to be a good idea with Lori. On the last leg of the trip, an argument means one sister gets on the flight, and the other doesn’t.

OMG, what a tense and edgy story this is. My heart was in my mouth, my pulse racing and my frustration were through the roof. The story is told from two different timelines as now reporter Erin goes back to Fiji to investigate a new lead that could give answers to the seven families of the missing passengers that had been on the flight that day. Meanwhile, the second storyline follows the fateful flight told by Lori.

It has to be my top tense read so far this year. The characters are superb, and the storyline just incredible. There is nothing to chose between the sisters, they had just grown up and moved on from that needing to be in each other’s pockets. I loved how the story unfolded, and new characters were introduced and became the main players in the story.

It is a hard story to review because I don’t want to give clues away. Just make sure you clear a day, because it is a go in and, get involved story to the end. I would have hated to lose that momentum. I can not recommend this book highly enough. Just superb! Wow, WOW! What an ending!

I wish to thank the publisher for a copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


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Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature, and is a passionate traveller and diarist. She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events, a creative writing workshop leader, and she is now a full-time novelist. Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.–This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

Twitter: @lucyclarkebooks

The Castaways: Escape far away with the most gripping, twisty crime thriller book for 2021 by [Lucy Clarke]

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