Book Review: Her Last Holiday

Book Review: Her Last Holiday

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Jenna disappears on a spiritual retreat run by Kate and her husband Tom on the island of Gozo. It is presumed a suicide. However, a body is never found, and sister Fran is determined to get to the bottom of what happened. Another couple die on the same retreat leaving Tom in prison for manslaughter. Two years later, and with Tom newly released, Kate organises another spiritual retreat in Wales to salvage their reputation and finances.

Compelled by her grieving mother, teacher Fran books onto it in the hope of uncovering who was responsible for her sister’s death.
Teaming up with an undercover investigative journalist they join forces try to piece together what happened that fateful night on the island.

Told through the perspectives of three female leads, Fran, Jenna and Kate, the story flits between past and present.

It’s an easy, light, summer read with unexpected twists and turns which is perfect for readers who don’t want to get bogged down by the detail of complex characters or ambiguous plot-lines.


Sunday Times bestselling author Cally Taylor was born in Worcester and spent her early years living in various army camps in the UK and Germany. She studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and went on forge a career in instructional design and e-Learning before leaving to write full time in 2014.

She started writing short stories in 2005 and was published widely in literary and women’s magazines. She also won several short story competitions. In 2009 and 2011 her romantic comedy novels (as Cally Taylor) were published by Orion and translated into fourteen languages. HEAVEN CAN WAIT was a bestseller in Hungary and China and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a feature film by JumpStart Productions. Whilst on maternity leave with her son Cally had an idea for a psychological thriller and turned to crime. She has now had eight psychological  thrillers published.

Her Last Holiday is published by Avon Books (Harper Collins) and is now available in hardback.

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Her Last Holiday was reviewed for Books Up North by Juliet Stott

Juliet is a former journalist for the Guardian newspaper, now the founding director of Bright Star Content Marketing.

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