That Last Weekend by Laura DeSilvero

That Last Weekend by Laura DiSilverio

Sep 08, 2017  

EXTRACT: ‘Murder. The word lingered in her brain, flashing and crackling like a neon sign on the fritz. Such soft syllables, almost like ‘murmur’, for such an ugly act. ‘
‘We all lie every day, in big ways and little, by omission and on purpose, by telling ourselves that white lies are kind, or by convincing ourselves that no one will be hurt. ‘

THE BLURB: Every year for a decade, five college friends spent a weekend together at the atmospheric Chateau du Cygne Noir. Then, tragedy struck.

Ten years later, Laurel Muir returns to the castle for the first time since the accident, hoping to reconnect with her friends and lay the past to rest. When a murderer strikes, it rips open old wounds and forces the women to admit there’s a killer in their midst. The remaining friends make a pact to unearth the truth, but suspicion, doubt, and old secrets threaten to tear them apart. Unsure who to trust, Laurel puts herself in harm’s way, risking it all for friendship and long-delayed justice.

MY COMMENTS: Was it a murder attempt? Was it an accident? Did it really matter? …..the outcome was the same. It has sewn the seeds of suspicion amongst the five friends and almost severed their ties.

Laura DeSilvero writes with a light touch. She has a dry acerbic wit that had me smiling throughout; that is when I wasn’t trying to figure out who the villian of the piece was. And let me tell you, my opinion on that changed from page to page.

Don’t go thinking that because I said that it is written with a light touch that this is a light and fluffy book, because you would be wrong. DeSilvero delivers suspense in spades. Her characters have depth; there is no type casting here. She has captured the dynamics of friendship within a group of women, who all have reason not to entirely trust one another, with great finesse.

That Last Weekend by Laura DeSilvero could almost be a ‘cosy’, but one with slightly darker overtones, and earns 4☆ from me.

Thank you to Midnight Ink via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of That Last Weekend by Laura DeSilvero for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. Please refer to my profile page for an explanation of my ratings.

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