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The Club
The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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From the author of People Like Her, a smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs, where the A-list members and the staff who serve them all have something to hide. The Club The A-List is Dying to Join Envisioned as a luxurious home-away from-home for Very Important People, The Home Group is a collection of celebrity members clubs dotted across the globe, from London to Lisbon, Malibu to Manhattan, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media. The most spectacular and exclusive of all is Island Home--a sprawling, closely-guarded complex of faux-rustic guest cabins, spas, bars and restaurants just off the English coast. To mark its opening, Home's mercurial CEO Ned Groom and his team have planned a glamorous three-day launch party, easily the most coveted A-list invite of the year. But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point. Years behind schedule and vastly over budget, the project has stretched a long-serving and long-suffering team to their limits. There's Ned's trusted PA, who has over decades maneuvered her way from coat-check girl to Home's inner circle; Ned's younger brother, who has sacrificed his marriage and morals to be Ned's right-hand man; the Head of Membership keeping the world's most spoiled and jaded individuals entertained using any means necessary; the Head of Housekeeping, who plays silent witness to the guests' very worst excesses. All of them have something to hide - and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island. As tempers fray and behaviour worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home's members begin to wish they'd never RSVP'd at all. Because at this club, if your name's on the list, you're not getting out . . .
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Kappadeemom
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Starting this one today. Celebrities, hanging out in an exotic locale with a murderer on the loose

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ClairesReads
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The Club was billed to me as Big Little Lies meets Succession as a novel and it really delivers on this descriptor. It reads like an episodic television series, and is propulsive reading because of this. There are of course, lots of rich people problems, and rich people doing awful things. This is a genre I find particularly compelling, for no specific reason. A bit of a slow burn to start, from the halfway point the pace builds effectively.

BookLineNSinker This was a pick for me too and I am with you on this genre, I'm obsessed. It's definitely a guilty pleasure. My Read list is full of these types of books. Right now I'm reading the tagged book and it had been pretty good a little anticlimactic though. 4d
ClairesReads @BookLineNSinker it‘s such a fun genre- thanks for the recommendation that one looks interesting too. 3d
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lilpumpkin2.0
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Mehso-so

June 16, 2022 Boy! Was this hard to get through. Idk why but this book was very slow for me. It did pick up pace like 3/4 in but I didnt feel like I was on my feet or wanting to find out what happened next. I would recommend this book to those who want to read about rich ppl behaving badly. The mystery is still unknown as to where Ned Groom disappeared to.

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Sungirl79
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🤔🤔😱❓ NOS4A2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sorry this is so late @Bklover @Eggs

Eggs No worries!! Thanks for joining in 💕📚👍🏼 2w
Bklover ❤️ 2w
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This was good, but felt a little predictable and tidied up too easily at the end for me. I liked the gossipy, cult of celebrity piece, it was unique and fun, but it just fell short. The #audio was good, I loved the cover, enjoyed the narrator and it kept me walking. I might try another from Lloyd, maybe I just wasn‘t in the mood for this one now. #BookpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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lilpumpkin2.0
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June 9, 2022 Can somebody, anybody, tell me whether they have read this book and what they thought about it? So far, nothing exciting has happened and I am getting impatient. I mean, it seems kind of slow and ugh i just want to get to the climax of the book already.

lilpumpkin2.0 @marleed Have you read this book before? Any spoilers? Good ending or bad ending? 2w
marleed I read this last March and thought it was a fun read. It‘s best if you are in a mood for a rich people behaving badly kind of story. I did like the twists at the end and how it all resolved. 2w
lilpumpkin2.0 @marleed thanks for the response. I am not quite "getting into" the book. Idk it isnt like "striking" 2w
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GidgetsTreasures75
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6-7-22: My 55th finished book of 2022! Fast paced story told from the perspective of 4 people. The opening of an exclusive club on an island. The PA, the manager, the brother of the owner and the head of house keeping, take turns describing the launch weekend that will end in death and confusion. Kept me guessing until the end with lots of twists along the way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣5️⃣5️⃣

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lilpumpkin2.0
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June 5, 2022 Woop woop Today the Warriors won Game 3 of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Man was it a intense game! I am not an avid watcher of basketball but today I WAS. This is actually my new book. The other book, The Impossible City by Karen Cheung, I will read at a later time ✌🏻

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swishandflick
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When a highly exclusive members only club opens up a new location on a swanky island, everyone wants in. Until multiple people turn up dead and a lot of secrets come pouring out of the closets. This is one of those solid page-turner mysteries... nothing Earth shattering, but an entertaining palate cleanser of a thriller. 3.5⭐️

BarbaraBB Sounds good. And looks good too! Have you moved south yet? 4w
swishandflick @BarbaraBB Almost! I've been in TN for a week and a half, and I'll fly to NYC this weekend just to meet the movers. And then that'll be that! 4w
BarbaraBB That must feel strange, saying goodbye to NYC. Wishing you all the best in TN 🤍 4w
swishandflick @BarbaraBB Thank you! It definitely feels strange but I'm more excited than not ♥️ 3w
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LatrelWhite
The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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🎧What‘s next!

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Lesliereadsalot
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Mehso-so

This is light summer reading. It‘s a mystery taking place in an exclusive club on an island. Over the top characters in an over the top setting, but lots of interesting little twists along the way were enough to keep me reading to the end.

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Kshakal
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My book haul!! 🤓

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jdiehr
The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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An elite club for the rich and famous where there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

Secrets, blackmail, murder, oh my!

I enjoyed this story, but my only complaint is that it took a while to remember and keep track of who was who.

PS - I placed the book on top of an old hotel directory. Definitely NOT how people sign in these days! 😄

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AvidReader25
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A fun, murder mystery thriller set on an island. This one was perfect on audio and reminded me so much of The Guest List. Hollywood stars belonging to an exclusive club have secrets and sordid histories that complicate the opening of a new location. It was just what I was in the mood for and I loved each twisty reveal. The different POVs and red herrings made for a fast and entertaining read!

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Booknerd222
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Hooked_on_books
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Home is an exclusive club catering to super rich celebrities and opening a brand new island location in England. At the grand opening weekend, things go awry and we know from the start that more than one person is dead. This is an entertaining, good but not great thriller. I enjoyed it, but it could have been tightened up a bit.

#bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Here‘s my living #bookspinbingo card for April! 🥳 The tagged is my #bookspin, and O Beautiful is my #doublespin, which is fab since I started it yesterday!

Megabooks Interested to see what you say about both! 3mo
Librariana Thank you for continuing to tag me on these 😊 I always find your title choices so interesting! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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wallacereads
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The Home Group is about to launch its latest club just off the English coast. The invite list is super exclusive and it seems everyone attending has something to hide. This was a fun popcorn thriller.

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angieinwonderland
The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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It took me a while to read this because I couldn't get into it. The writing didn't get me rooting for anyone or invested in the plot. The storyline seemed promising, but I think it would be a better movie than a book.

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BookLineNSinker
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Okay people, I loved this book! This book is an amazing story about a few women whose lives are connected by the rich and powerful men they each want dead. The setting is on a remote island off of England and the characters are very wealthy and powerful celebrities. Mix in some debauchery and non-stop partying and anything is possible. Will these women get what they want in the end? I LOVED it. Maybe my fav book of the year so far. Must Read!!!

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LKK526
The Club | Ellery Lloyd
Mehso-so

This is a Reese‘s book club pick which I think is a miss. Unlikeable characters, almost cookie cutter. It‘s like the author decided to write and want to be sure the book filled up so many pages. And I got tired of the words”repurposed” and sunrise/sunset described as orange with a tinge of pink. Take a pass on this one

AmandaBlaze Thanks for the head's up! 4mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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I always love a good thriller and this did not disappoint. There were almost too many characters in the beginning to keep track of, but it improved as you got to know everyone better. I had trouble following one particular plot point (not detailing because it‘s a spoiler) which could be blamed on my love of true crime podcasts. I liked how the stories finally merged at the end. Little details coming into focus.

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BookLineNSinker
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So I really liked Lloyd's other novel. I am so excited this came off my hold list along with Night Shift by Alex Finlay. And The Inheritance Games. I'm still working on Station Eleven and String Follow and I'm in grad school so I'm moving slowly lol. But this is a perfect lineup for the #readathon!

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

At first it was hard to get into the story or really care about anyone because there were so many characters. The last third of the story picks up and has interesting twists. I do think this would translate really well to TV as a limited mini-series. #reesesbookclub 🎧

marleed When I read a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick, I realize I read it differently than other books. I read it as a script for future adaptation. I wouldn‘t want to approach every book I read this way but I do have fun flipping how I read her picks - as though I am the executive producer for this future endeavor! 4mo
ICantImReading @marleed that‘s such a fun approach, and also smart, because it‘s likely her picks could be adapted! I‘m really looking forward to see what Hello Sunshine does with Daisy Jones and Crawdads! I wonder what others might be in the works 🧐 4mo
marleed @ICantImReading oh my gosh, I can‘t wait to watch Elvis Presley‘s granddaughter play Daisy Jones! 4mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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#weekendreads

1. Currently reading The Club. It‘s the March RBC pick. Really liking it so far.

2. So many digital holds thanks to me constantly browsing.

3. Last physical checkout was The Iron Widow back in January. Last digital checkout was The Club yesterday.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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marleed
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This was coming-soon at my library and I read a prediction it was Reese‘s March pick. I put a hold on it and turned out to be 1st on the list! I went in without knowing a thing about and quickly realized it was a favorite trope of Reese - rich and famous people behaving very badly. The many characters were confusing at first but came together without my needing to physically map them out. It‘s a fun, twisty read. It‘s also my #BookSpin

marleed I‘m currently revisiting the first 1/3 (audio). It‘s even more fun knowing now who gets their comeuppance and why! 4mo
Megabooks I liked their first book and wish this had been a BOTM pick. 4mo
marleed @Megabooks It would have been a great pick for botm. When I realized the style, thought I might move though this in a ho-hum, just another example of rich people behaving badly trope, but I found the storyline and characters, unlikable as they were, a really fun read! (edited) 4mo
BookLineNSinker @marleed that is exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going relisten to the first 1/3 which was a little confusing. Multiple narrators would've been an effective solution but I still loved the ending! If you liked this you might love Lloyd's other book, tagged. 4mo
marleed @BookLineNSinker ohh, added to my TBR! Thanks. 4mo
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Breanne1
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A great twisty thriller that I finished in a day and would make for a great beach read. At times I felt the story line was a bit repetitive but the unexpected twists and turns more than made up for that. If you like celebrity culture and the toxic undercurrents of fame this is for you. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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