NEVER COMING HOME
Author: Kate Williams
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Publishing date: June 21st, 2022
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.
About the author:
Kate Williams has written for Seventeen, NYLON, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Vans, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, and many other brands and magazines. She is the author of The Babysitters Coven trilogy: The Babysitters Coven, For Better or Cursed, and Spells Like Teen Spirit. Kate lives in Kansas. To learn more about her and her books, go to heykatewilliams.com or follow @heykatewilliams on Instagram.
Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours, Netgalley and the author for providing me with a free digital copy to read. This in no way, has influenced my thoughts on the book. You can check out the other posts on the tour here.
I don’t know what to say about this book. I really don’t. I have never read an And Then There Were None retelling, but I am so happy I picked this up. I enjoyed it as it kept me guessing until the very end, and I still guessed wrong!
Let’s get into the in-depth review of this book-
The plot was rather cool, and a modernized version of And Then There Were None. I am a sucker for a good Agatha Christie, and honestly Kate Williams’ version of ATTWN was better. I loved the inclusion of influencers. My one of two issues with the book is that the first half was slightly slow.
Okay, so the second issue I have with the book is the number of characters. I know ATTWN had 13, and this was an issue I had with that book as well. I feel like had we be given a small one-two page insight of all characters like, in their element before they boarded the plane to Unknown Island, it might have been better.
But I loved reading the characters, and I loved how grey they all were. Obviously the killer was dark and twisted and unexpected and that’s what makes the book so good, and Agatha Christie like.
It was good, but not very gripping, but still good. Like I haven’t deducted points for the writing style .
Definitely read this if you are a fan of Agatha Christie!
Have you picked this book up already? Will you soon? Let me know in the comments!