The Villa: A Novel
The Villa: A Novel by Rachel Hawkins
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers
No. of Pages: 283
Date of US Publication: 3 January 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
Oh holy shit - this book!! The Villa pulled me in immediately, demanding my attention and time due to the writing and the terrific pacing of the story.
This is two stories in one book, a dual timeline and both timelines are equally compelling. I am notoriously picky when it comes to books like this, and I so very greatly enjoyed my reading of this that I am wholeheartedly recommending it, and hoping you like it as much as I did. Because, wow - I didn’t want to stop reading this one and kept thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it. I finished this over a weekend and really just can’t say enough about it. It was a seriously fun domestic drama.
Okay, Em and Chess’s ending? It fell a bit flat for me, which was a little disappointing but I stand by my absolute recommendation of this one because it’s compulsively readable.
eARC kindly provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.