Saturday, 1 July 2017

Book Review - The Hen Party by Emily Benet - Blog Tour

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Title: The Hen Party
Author: Emily Benet
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Little Cactus Publishing
Publication Date: 29th May 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Film Director, Kate Miller, is in serious trouble. The entire cast and crew of the reality TV show The Hen Party has gone missing while filming in Mallorca. To make matters worse, the network boss has just flown in and will be arriving any minute to check up on her production.

Kate thinks it's all her fault. She hasn't exactly been following the guidelines.

But if she is to blame, why were the hens arguing among themselves? And why is the groom-to-be calling her in tears?

Kate doesn't know the half of it. The hens have their own secrets and it's only matter of time before they all come tumbling out. 

A party of eight arrive on the island, but not everyone's going home.

Hilarious and oddly compulsive at the same time, if this was on TV this would be the equivalent of "car crash" tv, ie, when things go completely wrong but you can't tear your eyes away from it. That is what the hen party in this book is like. 

For its a hen party that is being filmed for a reality show, and features a director who hates hen parties but has her own agenda for trying to turn frivolous TV into something a bit more serious, not that the contestant or other people filming it have any idea what Kate is about to try and get away with. 

The book starts oddly on Day 5 of the 7 day trip to Mallorca, with Kate not being able to find any member of the crew or the hens, followed by the arrival of her boss who wants to know why there is no filming and just what is going on. 

The chapters progress so that we get the full live action of the first 5 days of the hen party from various of the girls points of views. I knew this was the book from me early on in Day 1, reading about the scenes on the plane to Palma, Mallorca, and recognising the characters from just about any trip to the island! 

The alternatives to the plans that Kate have are quite different to what you would expect from a hen trip to Mallorca, and even those don't really go as smoothly as you may expect. 

You get a good feel for the 5 members of the party, there is Fiona, the bride, Jem the potential sister in law, Clare and Sam the childhood best friends, and Chi the colleague who barely knows anyone. All of them appear to be hiding things from each other and from Fiona.  As the events unravel I just couldn't put the book down, I was hooked on knowing what would happen next. 

The whole book is written with a great sense of humour and its fast paced, easy to read. I found myself smiling for so much of the book, and just found it to be my sort of book. This is the third book I have now read by Emily Benet and she keeps outdoing herself, as this is my new favourite by far! 

Thank you so much to Emily Benet for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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