Title: The Wild Girls
Author: Phoebe Morgan
Publication: April 26, 2022
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Psychological Thriller
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
A LUXURY RETREAT.
IT’S GOING TO BE MURDER.
The new gripping crime thriller from No.1 digital bestselling author of The Doll House, The Girl Next Door, and The Babysitter.
It’s been years since Grace, Felicity, Alice and Hannah were together – The Wild Girls, as they were once called, are no longer so wild. Alice has settled with a new baby and partner. Hannah is now a teacher. Grace has gone to ground. Only Felicity seems to have the same spark she once had.
And now Felicity has invited them all on the weekend of a lifetime – a mini-break in Botswana to celebrate her birthday, a chance to put that night two years ago behind them, when things went so very wrong between them, and their bomb-proof friendship was shattered for ever.
But on arriving at the luxury safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles on Grace, Hannah and Alice. Felicity isn’t there to meet them. There’s no sign of the party she promised. The awful phone signal means that they are on their own, in the wild…
It’s a weekend with a difference. But who is hunting who?
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
I chose to listen to the audiobook of The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan and I am so glad I did. The story jumps between four friends as they embark on a trip to Botswana to celebrate ones birthday, but haven’t been around or talked to each other for years and ended on a bit of a negative vibe.
Each character was extremely interesting and had their own set of personal problems they were constantly thinking about. I loved how Morgan showed us each characters back story so we understood their choices and behaviors a bit, but the big reveal of why they all stopped talking years before kept us in suspense. While the story jumped around a bit, which got me mixed up a few times while I tried to remember which person went with which story, in the end I was able to work it out and enjoyed hearing from each perspective. I feel like it added to the story where they all had very different thoughts on what was happening and what they should do.
My one complaint, and I wouldn’t call it a big complaint, was that we never got any answers about the cheating husband. Let’s all be real, Chris was obviously cheating after we “saw” on the facetime video the wine glasses in the back. It was like he got no consequences what-so-ever and we received no closure on that story line. How frustrating that was for me as the reader. Now this was not enough to drop my score of this story low, but that mixed with the jumping, did bring it to a four. However that still makes it in the top books I have read in 2022.
If you love twisty suspense novels with lots of characters who could easily be the prime suspect, The Wild Girls is for you! Keeps you guessing until the end.