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The Pool House

The Pool House

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2000s:There are some pools you really don’t want to dip your toe into…

  • ISBN: 978-1472208521
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

When you’re invited to spend summer in the Hamptons with a group of new friends, you agree – who wouldn’t? But then you realise you’re taking the place of another woman, a woman who died in mysterious circumstances, just the summer before. Your housemates tell you her death was an accident. But which of them has something to hide?

Travel Guide

Come to the Hamptons

A beach house with a pool. Ok it’s expensive, but it’s the stuff dreams are made of. Three other couples share this house but they’re as beautiful as the house itself it would seem. They’re beautiful and successful and the house is on the beach, the sea is blue, the sky is bluer…

New York Times Guide to the Hamptons

The Hamptons is the place where Dan, like many others who go there, only seem to go there to be seen. They  mingle with the best of the best, the rich who can afford to be there and those who rent or loan to pretend they belong. Jem is not sure this glitzy facade is as shiny as they make out. There is a chink of something plastic, something false through the diamond coated facade.

The Hamptons may look picture perfect with the pool being the calm haven of luxury. But look closely and the ugly truth is floating just below the surface.

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

I’m very glad to have dipped my toe into this pool and sit in this pool house. Tasmina Perry has done it again with a picture perfect setting with a dark cloud hanging over it. A book set in the Hamptons deserves to be read sitting in the sun, sunglasses on, cocktail at the ready. You know, just to feel the part. It’s the playground of the rich and famous or the rich and devious if this novel is anything to go by. Deliciously sunny fun!

It’s not all glitz and glamour though as Jem finds out and the facade of it all starts to dull very quickly. Once she finds out about the secret of the pool house, secrets and lies come flooding out.
It was fascinating to see this secretive world come apart like this and to see it though Jem’s eyes since she is the outsider we all are. I felt myself screaming at her at times though to just talk to a certain someone, ask them something as I was sure she was nearly getting to the truth but not quite. Michael Keearney, a fading writer was an interesting character who I wasn’t quite sure what to make of him at first. A fiction writer wanting to delve into true life mystery? My ears pricked up at that!

The dual summer before and present day was nicely done and well those lies and secrets just kept a coming. There’s some surprises, some unexpected sexy liaisons and well let’s just say if that’s what money can buy, I’d rather not thanks. But it’s a whole lot of fun finding out how the other half might live and play!

There’s something very exciting and enticing about a mystery of a pool house set somewhere sexy that turns out to be anything but. A great read for the summer with plenty to have you choking on your cocktail. But you won’t regret it!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Pool House

Author/Guide: Tasmina Perry  Destination: New York City , The Hamptons  Departure Time:  2000s

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