The Festival by Sarah J Naughton

Published March 7, 2021

The Festival by Sarah J Naughton

Book info

  • Title The Festival
  • Author Sarah J Naughton
  • Year 2021
  • Genre Thriller

FOUR WOMEN. Orly, Lenny, Mel and Thea have been best friends since school. But now it is 20 years later and inevitably they have drifted apart. ONE WEEKEND. It is Lenny's 40th birthday, plus Orly and Mel need cheering up, so Thea suggests a weekend away at a festival in their hometown. It's a chance for them all to reconnect. NOT ALL OF THEM WILL SURVIVE. But their holiday soon takes a sinister turn, and not all of the friends will leave the festival alive...


This is a good thriller, plenty of suspense and twists and turns and I certainly didn’t see the end coming. I guess the only problem with it is it takes a long time to get where it’s going, and the characters aren’t particularly likeable, so it’s a long time to spend in their company. I did like that they are four women who have vastly different experiences of life and are at different stages, but still trying to keep their friendship alive… for as long as they can, even if that doesn’t last the weekend!

Rating: 4 / 5

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