A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
by Ellery Lloyd
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 31 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 7 Apr 2022
Pan Macmillan, Mantle
From the author of R&J pick, People Like Her, and for fans of The White Lotus and Succession, Ellery Lloyd's The Club is an exhilarating, addictive read, telling a story of ambition, excess, and what happens when people who have everything – or nothing – to lose are pushed to their limit.
The opening of Island Home is tipped to be the biggest celebrity event of the decade.
Famous around the world as an ultra-exclusive private members’ club, the Home Group is about to launch its most ambitious location yet, set on a remote island that offers guests complete privacy as well as utter luxury.
For the past few weeks, rumours have been swirling about who will be attending the extravagant opening weekend.
But things are far from perfect at Home and, with long-suffering staff struggling to satisfy spiralling demands, secrets at risk of being exposed, and careers at stake, the weekend slowly turns deadly – because in a world where your reputation is everything, you’d do anything to keep it…
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 127 members
I really loved People Like Her, so was excited to see that there was a new Ellery Lloyd novel, and delighted that my request for an advance copy was approved. As soon as I started the story I was sucked in, and didn't want to put the book down. It's a beautifully written, well plotted murder mystery - to begin with, we don't even know who has died, let alone how - with a plethora of twists and turns, and a raft of interesting and well realised characters. I loved the insight into the world of wealth and celebrity, and I thought the twists were brilliantly done, with the author keeping me guessing all the way to the end.
It says a lot that I am still thinking about this book a few days after finishing it - I will definitely be recommending this one! A gripping read and easy five stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher, who granted me a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Terrific. I loved People Like Her but the The Club, Ellery Lloyd takes things to another level. A rollercoaster of a book which gradually unfolds revealing twists that you just won’t see coming. It all builds up to the carnage that is the opening weekend. I absolutely loved this. This cements Ellery Lloyd’s place as a must read author.
I actually have no words to explain how much I loved this novel. I devoured it in a few hours- unputdownable, clever, terrifyingly relatable to the ‘members only’ vibes we see and just bloody brilliant!
Wow! This was so juicy. Set in a celebrity world, Island Home is the most exclusive place in the world for those that can afford it. It seems to be too good to be true, with its luxury amenities and the chance to escape to a private world, and it turns out to be exactly that: too good to be true. Scandalous, mysterious and shocking, this will be one of the most essential mystery novels of the year!
A brilliant page turner! I would have read this book in one sitting if I had not passed out at 2 in the morning face first in my iPad! A mix of glamour, greed and revenge with a really clever storytelling. Some plot lines are foreseeable but still manage to take unexpected turns and really make “the Club” one of the must read of 2022. If “Death on the Nile” was to be adapted to today’s society, this book would definitely be a close contender,