December 19, 2022

Book Review - The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

The VillaThe Villa by Rachel Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this thriller/suspense and finished within just a few days. That's always a good sign ;)

Dual timelines. One in the 70s, one in present day. In the same Italian villa. There are writers, musicians, and other creatives involved. All of which are messy characters. Which is a good thing honestly. In the 70s there was a murder in the villa. The convicted killer was tried and imprisoned. Or were they? Houses remember. They remember what happens in them. The ghosts that pass through. The lies told. The love shared. The blood.

What I liked:
The setting: AN ITALIAN VILLA! Main characters are writers. The horror book involved. The unsettling things that happened (both present and past).

What I disliked:
Not really a dislike, but I did want the villa to be more creepy. Maybe that was just my imagination not pulling it's weight.

I give this 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. This is my first read by Rachel Hawkins, so excuse me while I quickly add a few more to my TBR.

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC!
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