My #Review of #TheCove by @aclarkplatts published by @BloomsburyRaven on 14/04/2022

Welcome to Turtle Cove.

A luxury resort surrounded by pristine sea and the dense beauty of the jungle, it is the perfect escape from the stresses of life and work. For couples Lou and Adam, Eliza and Noah, a few days spent relaxing on the beach, while their kids are happily distracted, is exactly what they need.

But appearances can be deceiving.

There’s a strange tension brewing at the resort, with relations between the hotel and the locals threatening to spill over into violence. This is nothing though compared to the strained atmosphere between the two families. They haven’t been friends for long and they are starting to realise they don’t really know each other at all.

Except for one of them. One of them knows another very well.

And they have a score to settle.

This is a first-class, escapist thriller for fans of The SanatoriumThe Hunting Party and The Castaways.

I love discovering new authors and Alice Clark-Platts was one to me, another Twitter post! I wasn’t sure what to expect but oh my goodness, The Cove is sensational, what a thriller, taught and suspenseful.

Two couples and their children, head out to an exclusive Island resort, Turtle Cove, Think stunning white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters around the Island, very few other people and just staff to wait on their every whim. It should have been a relaxing, peaceful weekend break for the two families the Carters and the Fishers…. but as soon as I started to read The Cove, I could feel the underlying tension, in the characters and the setting.

The attention to detail in describing each protagonists point of view (each chapter is from a different persons point of view) from their feelings and impressions of each other is stunningly written, Alice Clark-Platts surely knows her stuff on the human psyche. Add into this the tension that starts to build with each page and you’ve got an amazing and totally gripping thriller. I devoured The Cove in 2 days, sleepless nights due to reading always means a good book!!

I can’t go into much of the plot as I really do not want to give anything away, but suffice to say, I totally believed what I was reading, I clicked with the characters and I could not stop turning the pages.

The Cove will surely be one of the hits of 2022, if you like a thriller, set in a tropical paradise where when you scratch the surface the cracks begin to appear, then this book is for you.

A magnificent 5 Star read ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ABOUT ALICE CLARK-PLATTS Alice is a former human rights lawyer who has worked on cases involving the rapper Snoop Dogg and Winnie Mandela. Alice Clark-Platts is the author of The Flower Girls, The Taken and Bitter Fruits. The Taken was short-listed for the Best Police Procedural in the Dead Good Awards 2017. Alice’s short stories have been published in numerous works. Her latest, Lost Boy, was featured in Deadlier, edited by Sophie Hannah. Alice lives in Singapore with her family.

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