Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 22 minutes
First Published: 2022
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harper through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Home Group is a selective group of celebrity clubs where the rich and famous can party in private and then sleep it off in one of the luxury suites. As a group of celebrities descends for the opening of the pinnacle of The Home Group’s resorts on a private island, the company employees are pushed to the breaking point and bad behavior and deadly secrets lead to an explosive weekend.
I thought Reese’s March book club pick was overrated, which is disappointing because I loved Ellery Lloyd’s debut novel, People Like Her. The first half of the novel drags as it tries too hard to impress you with the exclusivity of its resorts. Even when the action picks up in the second half, the lack of character development makes for a forgettable read.
From the author of People Like Her comes a smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs.
Everyone’s Dying to Join . . .
The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members’ clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.
The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.
But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group’s CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that’s before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.
As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.
Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.
About Ellery Lloyd
Ellery Lloyd is the pen name for Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos, a husband-and-wife writing team whose works include The Club and People Like Her. Lyons is a journalist and editor. Vlitos is a program director at the University of Surrey and the author whose works include Welcome to the Working Week and Every Day is Like Sunday.