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The Guilt Trip: A Novel Hardcover – August 3, 2021
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"Explosive . . . Filled with twists and turns, the story will keep you guessing until the end."―National Examiner
"In this entertaining thriller buoyed by perceptive dialogue, couples who've come to Portugal for a wedding are overwhelmed by the secrets that threaten to ruin each relationship."―Shelf Awareness
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About the Author
- Publisher : Minotaur Books; 1st edition (August 3, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250265584
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250265586
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.22 x 1.17 x 8.97 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book was a total loser and very poorly written. I belong to a book club and have read MANY books. This is not a book I will be recommending.
I couldn't stand the writing style or the dense characters.
This book reads like it was written by an American trying to sound British. The reader is hit over the head repeatedly with awkward phrases and explanations for slang that obviously interrupt the pacing. That was my first thought when I started this hook and it only went downhill from there.
In the first Chapter I honestly thought these people were all early twenties until they started talking about their teen kids. The forced airport banter and reminiscing is downright mind numbing and when I am already getting bored by page 11, I start feeling irritated. Rachel is a terrible protagonist. She's somehow supposed to be smart and intuitive but is passive and shallow. She and Paige are a couple of mean girls who spend all their time either reminiscing about the good old days or complaining about Ali. The dynamic between Jack and Ali was obvious from the first time Rachel mentions the weird tension. Everyone somehow has the same basic personality and was interchangeable to the point that I was skimming through their mind numbing socializing.
The conversations are incredibly forced and tedious to the point where I was just waiting for the mystery. I did not care for any of the characters and the story has been told in many other thrillers much more efficiently. I am not sure why this book has received such good reviews - it was a miss for me. 1.5 stars - not the worst but definitely did not enjoy it and ended up skimming through their mind numbing socializing until I just couldn't continue anymore. DNF.
The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will’s destination wedding. The weekend away at the gorgeous cliff-top villa is a chance to relax and get to know Ali a little better. She seems perfectly nice—and Will seems happy after years of bad choices.
But when Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali, everything changes. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them holds begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel.
In Sandie Jones’s explosive new suspense novel, jumping to conclusions can become the difference between life and death.
Almost immediately, The Guilt Trip reveals a group of old friendships beginning to unravel with the addition of one person: Will’s fiancé. Rachel and Paige are especially put off by the attention-grabbing Ali, and behind everything she says, they see untruths and secrets that are unacceptable.
But when they begin to doubt each other and their spouses, they are plunged into a devastating cycle that has no good end in sight.
I felt most connected to Rachel and hoped that whatever she discovers about the others will not cause her life to implode. But unfortunately, there is no happy ending here. A 5 star read.
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Having read the marketing blurb I was expecting a very different book to the one I ended up reading. I quote: 'They went away as friends. They came back as suspects.' And then: 'By the end of the weekend there’ll be one dead body and five people with guilty consciences wondering if they really know each other so well after all. Because one of them has to be the killer . . .' Now, I'm pretty sure it isn't just me getting hold of the wrong end of the stick, but doesn't that suggest the tried and trusted premise of a "locked room" style murder mystery? But that isn't what "The Guilt Trip" delivers at all. It is much more of a drama story with a "frenemies" theme to it, that is full of secrets, lies and deception.
At the heart of the story is the imminent marriage of Will and Ali in Portugal. They are joined on the trip by Will's brother, Jack, and his wife, Paige, in addition to Rachel and her husband, Noah. Most of the group, except for bride-to-be, Ali, are in their early 40s and have been close friends for many years. For the sake of remaining as spoiler-free as possible I will not go into great detail here, but suffice to say that the plot development very much hinges on a number of secrets, lies and deceptions - some more recent, but others that are quite long-standing.
How much each individual will enjoy this novel will, I suspect, depend very much upon the amount of dramatic licence they are prepared to grant the author. Personally, I found it difficult in the first instance to envisage the likelihood of this group of people being such devoted friends, given their history. However, if you are prepared to accept this, then there is still the fact that this group of, supposedly, incredibly close friends seem incapable of communicating with each other in order to sort out even the most minor of potential misunderstandings.
If you are prepared to look beyond this, then the writing is generally quite engaging and there are twists and turns along the way, with plenty of misdirection too. On the whole, the pace is good, though during the middle third of the book I did feel as though the story was meandering around for a while without really going anywhere very quickly.
Overall, this a fairly easy read with some appealing elements, but it stretches credulity a bit too far and the misleading blurb doesn't do the writer any favours.
How did Jack have a complete personality change in the last few chapters? He became psycho and twisted.
Why did the writer think any adult would be riveted by such lines as " they can swivel"