Can a place be evil? Two thirty-something friends are about to find out in The Villa, an Italian mansion haunted by memories of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and murder…
The plot is split between two timelines. In the present, two childhood friends try to deal with their issues as grown women. In 1974, a famous rock star brings together a group of acquaintances for a house party that goes horribly wrong. Parallels are drawn with perhaps a hidden ending for the present-day story left unsaid.
Plot-wise, The Villa hits it out of the park. However, I didn’t enjoy the writing style and disliked most of the characters too. I think an opportunity was missed to create an unforgettable novel like Gone Girl. Instead, we get this. Read literally anything else by this author first. Or reread Gone Girl. 2 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.