ARC REVIEW: The Island

Dear lord, what did I just read?! There is barely a second of this book that is not pulse pounding action. Probably more horror than your typical thriller, I really loved the survival aspects of this one. It is rife with violence and gory scenes, there are probably 20 trigger warnings so definitely beware if you’re a sensitive person.

We start off with a scene right in the middle of the action, a writing strategy I totally love. Then we get a few calm chapters to set the scene of this family visiting Australia for a conference. Tom is a well to do doctor, married to his younger second wife, Heather. His two children are not fans of their new stepmother and are spoiled little brats, medicated to the hilt. Just befor the conference, the family wants to do a little exploring to see some koalas. The bribe their way onto a private island, a decision they will come to regret.

The family who owns the island are insular and ruthless. When an accident forces Tom and Heather to face the family head on, they’re quickly outmatched. They spend half the time running from the family and half the time trying to survive the harsh Australian island. 

The pages really flew for me on this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Thanks to Netgalley for access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.

What’s the last Island you visited?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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