My book review of “Holiday Friends” written by Linda van Rijn
Title: Holiday Friends [NL: Vakantievrienden]
Author: Linda van Rijn
NUR: 305 – literary thriller
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2012
Year read: 2016
Original title & language: Vakantievrienden [NL]
Read language: Dutch
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it as a short story. I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion.
In my view…
The story is written by the perspective of a female main character. Mrs. Mieke Zuidkerken. She is married to Thom and they have two daughters named Roos and Femke. The story reads in a fine speed and in the beginning it isn’t clear that you are reading a thriller. The first half of the book reads like a normal novel. Not too romantic and not too much drama. The author Linda van Rijn has written this short story of only 105 small pages in a very clever way.
The whole story takes place on a camping in southern France. Where exactly I didn’t discover so no places added to my ‘Traveling Places Through Books’ .
Halfway the book you suddenly discover you are really reading a thriller again. The tension is building with every page. And the cliffhanger is very short. Suddenly the story is at an end. But in a nice acceptable way. Nothing more needs to be told, everything is clear. A complete short story!
The writing style is nice because I did not find some grammar or spelling mistakes – maybe I missed one because I didn’t note it in my notebook – but this makes that you can read it in just one sit!
I hope this book will be translated to English one day too!
Enjoy this little story!
Greetings by Sophie