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Book Review – The Vacation by John Marrs #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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Not the best book by this author, but it still was entertaining.

The book started slow with 8 varied characters landing in the same hostel on Venice Beach, each with their own secrets.

The chapters moved between the past and present slowly, keeping me quite confused in the first 2/3rds of the book. Then the author decided to remove the masks on this storyline by linking the subplots and enmeshing the characters together.

To weave a cohesive story taking care that all characters had equal page time and all thread were tied seamlessly was a great feat, which the author managed quite craftily.

Overall a fun read.


Rating: 3 out of 5.


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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…


Publication Date: June 2021

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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