Nora just wanted some time with her daughters, away from everything, in the stunning stone villa under the heat of the French sun. Lazy days by the pool, freckles appearing on tanned cheeks, laughter over cocktails on the terrace. She’s so proud of her girls. They might have their differences, but they’ve grown into confident, independent young women, with their own way of seeing things.
But when Nora gathers everyone around the table on that first night, she realises it’s time to tell them. And as she tops up her wine, her hand shakes. She knows nothing could have prepared them for what she’s about to say. But what she doesn’t know, is that hers is not the only secret…
A heartbreaking and totally addictive page-turner about motherhood at its best, and its worst, and the lies we tell to protect the ones we love. Anyone who adores Liane Moriarty, Jodi Picoult and Kerry Fisher will stay up all night reading.
Readers love The Villa:
‘Wow… a FABULOUS book!!!! This will stay with me for a looooooong time… I cannot stop thinking about this novel.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG! I was gripped… Get ready to be emotional!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Gripped me from start to finish, I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Amazing… I hung onto every word… A story of family, lies and secrets… kept me on the edge of my seat. As I had to figure out how this one ended. And it didn't disappoint… a juicy little mystery with a wow ending I never saw coming… will have you hanging onto every word!’ Rubiereadsbooks, 5 stars
‘Time to clear your schedule for the afternoon, coffee pot on and phone turned off – you won’t want to put this one down.’ NetGalley reviewer
‘Will keep you glued to the pages… If you're looking for a quick and entertaining read, then you have found your book!… you won't be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I absolutely didn’t see the ending coming on this one! Highly recommend!’
Washingtonlife, 5 stars
‘Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster!’ NetGalley reviewer
‘Wow!... I was completely consumed… could not put it down. Totally intriguing and addictive... A real “one more chapter” book… Kept me reading late into the night.’ SIBZZREADS, 5 stars