ARC Review: The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

Synopsis:

In a luxury lodge on Botswana’s sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration…

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL
Has it all, but chose love over her friends…

THE TEACHER
Feels the walls of her flat and classroom closing in…

THE MOTHER
Loves her baby, but desperately needs a break…

THE INTROVERT
Yearns for adventure after suffering for too long…

Arriving at the safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles over them. There’s no sign of the party that was promised. There’s no phone signal. They’re alone, in the wild.

THE HUNT IS ON.

Review:

Felicity, Hannah, Grace and Alice used to be the best of friends but something happened to break this friendship apart.  A surprise invitation from one of the girls on an all expenses paid trip to a luxury safari lodge in Botswana begins this dark and compelling thriller.  As thrillers go it is not too heavy or complex but the slightly sinister undertone grabs you from the onset.  You can’t help but get completely immersed in this engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable story.

The characters are credible and really well written and I enjoyed getting to know the ‘Wild’ girls and their different quirks and personalities as well as the exploration of their friendships and interactions.  Unaware of what broke their friendship apart until the latter part of the book you are left guessing and wondering for the best part of the book what could have caused such a rift.   

The setting is amazing and the remoteness coupled with the suffocating heat adds to claustrophobic atmosphere of the story.  With wild animals roaming around outside the camp and the lack of people there is a definite sense of danger and being trapped and isolated.  Although there were good descriptions coming from within the complex I was hungry for much more rich and detailed descriptions of the scenery outside of the Lodge and the culture and lifestyle of Botswana.     

The plot is exciting and with it’s fair share of twists and turns keeping the reader happily guessing on the outcome.  It felt a little rushed towards the end and it was all wrapped up and over quite quickly, however the rest of the story built up nicely.  An addictive and fast-paced thriller which is easy to read and the perfect escapism.  This is the first book I’ve read of this author and I will definitely be reaching for more. 

Publisher:  HQ
Publication Date (UK):  15 April 2021
Format:  Paperback
Page Count: 320
Genre:  Psychological Thriller 
Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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