Today I’m so excited to show you this recent book post I got from the wonderful people at Avon Books.  I really enjoyed C. L Taylor’s thriller The Island as an audiobook last year and I’ve been so excited to read something new from her ever since.  Well, her new thriller is published today and I have been lucky enough to not only receive a copy of the book but a special pack of goodies to go along with it. 😀

The book, as you’ll find out from the blurb posted below, is about a woman who goes on a wellness retreat (to find answers to something terrible that happened in the past) and all of the goodies in this special pack are the sort of stuff to help you relax.  I don’t know if it’s because of the setting of the book or maybe because this book is going to be tense, but either way these are some lovely goodies to receive and the book sounds so amazing too!

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Isn’t this an amazing set of goodies to get? 😀  There’s some tea, am aromatheray spray, a candle and a chocolate bar, as well as the book and special postcard of course! 🙂


Now let’s take a closer look at the book and see what it’s about…

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Her Last Holiday by C. L. Taylor – You come to be healed.  You don’t expect to die.
Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in the Mediterrranean that went terribly wrong.
Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind the Soulshrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people.  But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.
Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance.  The only question is, will she escape alive?  Or does someone want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?


Let’s take a closer look at all the goodies that came with the book…

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As you can see from this picture above here’s a close up of all the items in this special pack.  There is teapigs relaxing tea (with valerian which I’ve never had before so looking forward to trying it), Avon planet spa aromatherapy pillow mist, a Twix chocolate bar and a Figs and Firs candle which smells so divine when just opening the tin, let alone lighting it.  I think I’m going to need to relax after taking a read of this latest thriller! 🙂


One other thing that came with the book is this cool ‘I am a C. L. Taylor addict!’ postcard, which judging by the previous book I’ve read, I so am!…

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I can’t wait to dive into this book and try out these treats.  The book sounds amazing and I’m sure it’s going to be a brilliant page-turner!


-Her Last Holiday is out in paperback late this week (20th January 2022), so do get yourself a copy if you like the sound of it, and I’ll have a review for it as soon as I can on this blog so watch out for that too! 🙂

What do you think of this book and these goodies?  Are you a C. L. Taylor addict?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂