Never Coming Home by Kate Williams

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"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am a sucker for a secluded setting where people start getting murdered, so I knew this was one I wanted to read!

A seemingly random group of social influencers are invited to a pre-opening event at a secluded island getaway…(think Fyre Festival). When they get to the island, they find themselves alone and without any of the amenities they thought they would have. The rooms are a mess, the food is…limited…and then people start dying.

I really enjoyed the storyline for this one. I didn’t really “like” any of the characters, but with a plot like this, I definitely don’t need to! I liked the way the murders played out and how the entire situation’s ulterior motive was revealed.

This one has some surprise moments, some great reveals, and a quick pace. I really enjoyed it, and I would recommend it for YA thriller readers!

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The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America’s hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn’t what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?

Everyone knows Unknown Island—it’s the world’s most exclusive destination. Think white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and luxury accommodations. Plus, it’s invite only, no one over twenty-one allowed, and it’s absolutely free. Who wouldn’t want to go?

After launching with a showstopping viral marketing campaign, the whole world is watching as the mysterious resort opens its doors to the First Ten, the ten elite influencers specifically chosen to be the first to experience everything Unknown Island has to offer. You know them. There’s the gamer, the beauty blogger, the rich girl, the superstar, the junior politician, the environmentalist, the DJ, the CEO, the chef, and the athlete.

What they don’t know is that they weren’t invited to Unknown Island for their following—they were invited for their secrets. Everyone is hiding a deadly one, and it looks like someone’s decided it’s payback time. Unknown Island isn’t a vacation, it’s a trap. And it’s beginning to look like the First Ten—no matter how influential—are never coming home.

Just the Facts:

Never Coming Home by Kate Williams
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: June 21, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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