Bad Tourists: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Bad Tourists: A Novel (Hardcover)


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Three tight-knit friends embark on an extravagant divorce trip to the Maldives where they can unwind and celebrate a new chapter in midlife—until they realize the resort of their dreams is harboring a killer.

Best friends Darcy, Camilla, and Kate escape for a post-divorce retreat in the Maldives, the perfect place to relax, reset, and embrace a fresh start in life. Darcy is learning how to be a free woman at forty-two. Camilla has found the perfect calling as a fitness and wellness influencer with a devoted following. And Kate is finally working on the book she was meant to write after years of telling other people’s stories.

Their dream getaway? The exclusive and isolated Sapphire Island Resort. With luxurious private villas, crystal-clear waters, and sun-drenched white sand beaches, relaxation is guaranteed. But this is no ordinary friendship, and they’re not the only guests on the island with secrets. Who left the body on the beach—and who’s next?

A propulsive and deliciously dark tale about female friendship, loyalty, and lies, Bad Tourists is a white-hot thriller from the first page to its mind-blowing finish.
Caro Carver lives in Scotland with her husband and four children. She is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, teaches for the Faber Academy and the Curtis Brown Academy, and regularly speaks on panels and hosts events on writing. Caro is happiest when traveling and takes inspiration from her travels to write her books. Bad Tourists is her first book written under the pseudonym of Caro Carver. She is also published as C.J. Cooke for her gothic thrillers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781668058848
ISBN-10: 1668058847
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
“In both a romp and a thriller, Carver immerses readers in secret-filled waters. . . . A tropical paradise of a book.” Los Angeles Times, “20 New Books You Need to Read This Summer”

“Caro Carver provides twist upon twist that will have readers’ heads spinning. The suspense is almost unbearable, and the location is ideal for any killer to easily strike against their victims. Bad Tourists is so well done and the perfect thriller for the summer season that I am confident all those who dive in will eat it up. . . . This outing clearly displays Carver’s immense talents for providing her audience with plenty of thrills and chills.” BookReporter

“Exquisitely tension-filled . . . A satisfying summer thriller.”  Kirkus Reviews

“Engrossing . . . As the trio’s vacation turns into a sprint for survival, Carver cannily drops in clues as to their true natures. . . . Readers will have fun predicting how the pieces of this puzzle fit together.” Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining summer story . . . Neatly drawn, easily relatable characters and a twisty plot unfolding in a sun-kissed location make for a fun beach read.” Financial Times

“A whip-smart, fun, and stylish novel: I raced through it.” —Gillian McAllister, New York Times bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time and Just Another Missing Person

“A captivating, sinister, sophisticated mystery that had me reading at rapid speed and pulling the covers up to my chin. The twists are ingenious and the finale, utterly explosive. In evocative, propulsive prose, Caro Carver has delivered a sizzler. Armchair travelers and thriller lovers rejoice: this is the dark side of paradise, on steroids.” —Jaclyn Goldis, author of The Main Character

“As transportive as a dream vacation, Caro Carver’s Bad Tourists blew me away with its smart, sharp writing, breakneck pacing, and clever twists. This is the ultimate destination thriller, with a dazzling setting, glamorous characters, and secret, sinister plot simmering under the cocktails-and-cabanas surface. Carver's stunner belongs at the top of every thriller lover’s TBR this summer. I couldn't get enough!” —Ashley Winstead, author of Midnight is the Darkest Hour

“This book! This book was SO GOOD. I absolutely could not put this one down. Bad Tourists is one of the best thrillers I’ve read—it feels like White Lotus in book form, and kept me guessing the entire way through. I was thoroughly impressed by Caro's skill at unraveling this world from its idyllic vacation vibes into something that gave me chills upon chills when I read the final lines.” —Kayla Olson, author of The Reunion 

“In Bad Tourists, Caro Carver expertly blends a locked room mystery with a story about midlife, female friendship, and trust. The result is a propulsive page-turner of a thriller that delivers enough twists to keep readers off-balance and desperately turning pages. It’s fresh, dark, and totally unexpected—guaranteed to be a summer blockbuster!” —Nicole Baart, bestselling author of Everything We Didn’t Say