Book Review: The Club by Ellery Lloyd

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The Home Group is the most exclusive chain of resorts in the world. Renowned for pushing the limits of their already ostentatious hospitality, The Club is determined to raise the bar even further with their newest location. Grand Opening weekend is about to begin at Island Home, off the coast of England; the newest stage on which for The Club to demonstrate its power. The Home Group and its puppetmasters are determined that everything run according to their plan; expenses be damned! But in a setting this elaborate, and with a clientele this exclusive, the weekend is just bursting at the seams with dirty secrets. How far is The Club willing to go to keep its place at the top of the world? And by the end of the weekend will people still be dying to get in? Or dying to get out…

“There was some sort of justice involved, in watching some of these people- these terrible fucking human beings, these terrible fucking men- beg, grovel, face for the first time ever the consequences of their actions.โ€

– Ellery Lloyd, The Club

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš— Three stars (as rated in a speeding car that may or may not have made it across the landbridge in time)

Lately, I’ve been really loving books with an whole fictionalized celebrity crowd. It’s fun to piece together which irl A-listers each respective character could be modeled after and I feel a lot less guilt indulging in gossip when the subjects are all made up.

If you’re into thrillers where the bodies keep piling up, add this one to your summertime beach read stack. Pairs best with sunscreen and a margarita, imo. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿน

I was given a free review copy of The Clubย by the publisher viaย Netgalleyย in exchange for an honest review.

book at a glance

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Locked Door Mystery
๐Ÿ’€ Dark Content
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ Multiple POV
๐ŸŽฅ Dark Hollywood

โœจ Read this book because you love star-studded cast of entirely made-up celebrities is your jam and you like when baddies get what’s coming to them.

โœจ Content warnings: violence, date rape, assault, death, car accident, murder, death of a parent, drugging, forced adoption, adult/minor relationship, harassment, injury detail

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Image Description: A flat lay featuring the book The Club by Ellery Lloyd as seen on the screen of a white iPad. The iPad is rested on the edge of a swimming pool. There are droplets of blood on the cement beside it and a patch of blood is in the water as well.

about the author

Ellery Lloyd

Ellery Lloyd is the writing pseudonym for Paul Vlitos and Collette Lyons

Collette Lyons is a journalist and editor, the former content director of Elle (UK) and editorial director at Soho House. She has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. 

Paul Vlitos is the author of two previous novels, Welcome to the Working Week and Every Day is Like Sunday. He is the program director for English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Surrey.

(Borrowed from Ellery Lloyd’s personal website)

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Thanks for reading, my friends!



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