Phoebe Morgan: The Wild Girls

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The Wild Girls.

Blurb:


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:

I’ve read most of Phoebe Morgan’s books now but this one is definitely my favourite! The prologue sets the scene for a tense ride with lots of questions and I couldn’t wait to find the answers. I loved the way Morgan weaved little clues to things that had happened throughout the novel to keep us guessing. 

The Wild Girls is a novel with multiple narrators and I enjoyed seeing all the different sides to the story and getting to know the characters better. I didn’t always find them likeable but I felt that their back stories gave them greater depth whilst allowing Morgan to explore some interesting themes. 

The majority of the novel is set in Botswana and the descriptions were very vivid. I’d never really thought of Botswana as a holiday destination before and I enjoyed seeing a different side to the country. Morgan’s writing makes the setting very atmospheric and the sense of isolation increases the tension. 

The conclusion of The Wild Girls is quite open ended and this means I will be thinking about this novel way beyond the last page.

The Wild Girls is available from Amazon.

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