If you keep dangerous secrets you’ll pay the ultimate price…
In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:
Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences.
Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.
Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?
The sun is setting in the South of France. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit back for a read of revenge, regrets and shocking revelations that will have you hooked to the very last page.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When you open a book by Nigel you know you are in for a bonkathon! He is the king of bitchy novels and that is meant in a good way! Set in fabulous St. Tropez ‘oh darling’ it’s bound to be OTT .. Dex Franklin is planning the opening night at his swish new restaurant and the guest list is designed to cause friction. As we read through the first few chapters each invitee is introduced with a glimpse as to their connection/relationship to Dex. A wide variety of people and professions and as the book progresses it becomes apparent that there are many secrets and resentments these folk are harbouring either singularly or because they have crossed paths with each other in the past. A rip roaring tale of intrigue that keeps you guessing all the way and desperate to see what can possibly occur next. It certainly lives up to it’s title – revenge. Of all the characters I preferred Holly, ex-popstar fallen from grace and forced to sleep with all and sundry to make ends meet to pay for the care home her mother is in. She is such a cow but shows a softer side at times. This is ideal as a poolside holiday book .. hot, steamy, written with a wonderful flamboyancy that makes even a grey day bright and cheerful. If you haven’t read anything by this author yet check him out. Great entertainment value. Thanks to Netgalley, Bookouture etc .. I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Wildly addictive, blissfully entertaining, and sinfully salacious! This is a provocative novel that takes us into the lives of the rich, glamorous and famous and reminds us that not everything is always as it seems and as well as having fancy yachts and designer clothes they also seem to have an abundance of sex, power, temptation, rivalry, jealousy, revenge, deception, tragedy and murder. The writing is effortless. The characters are self-obsessed, shallow, and ambitious. The settings are exotic and picturesque. And the plot is clever, humorous, mysterious, unpredictable and incredibly captivating. What can I say, this truly is a jouissance or indulgence you don’t want to miss!