The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall #bookreview #thriller

Title: The Honeymoon

Author: Rona Halsall

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: June 7, 2019

Page Count: 314

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

‘I’m your husband, Chloe. We’re a partnership now and we do what’s best for us as a couple.’ 

Chloe finally feels like she’s got her life together. After a difficult childhood and losing both parents, she worked hard for the life she loves in lively Brighton, helping people as a physiotherapist. And then she meets the perfect man.

It’s a whirlwind romance, but Dan is handsome, funny, and simply the kindest man she’s ever met. When she sees him standing by the altar, tears glistening in his eyes, she knows this will be for always.

As they sunbathe on their honeymoon island, laughing over drinks, planning their future with their feet in the sand, Dan jokes that he’d like them to stay there forever.

At first, Chloe couldn’t agree more. It’s tempting to imagine truly leaving her troubled past behind. But as the honeymoon goes on, he becomes increasingly adamant. They shouldn’t leave. In fact, he won’t let her…

An utterly gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Clare Mackintosh, and The Wife Between Us.


The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall is a thriller that totally should be marketed as a handbook on why you don’t rush into marriage. Sure, there’s the  rare occasion a whirlwind romance may work out but how often is that really? Rush to the alter and what you get is what we have in this thriller, two people who do not know one another at all.

Chloe was at a place in her life that romance was not on her radar at all. After some bad relationships combined with the death of her mother, who Chloe, herself and her family blamed for her mother’s death, Chloe had settled into her career as a physical therapist and taking care of her own ailing grandmother.

One day however when going out to great her next patient Chloe comes across Dan who had come with his own mother for treatment. The  two of them hit it off right away so when Dan asks Chloe out she of course accepts. What come next is spending every moment they can together for a month when Dan pops the question and a short month later they are married and off to start their honeymoon.

The Honeymoon was a fairly fast paced thriller that drew me in right away not waiting any time at all to start the doubts and suspicion. I couldn’t help but think how crazy are you to marry this guy when we find Chloe harbors her own secrets and lies but with each twist and turn I couldn’t put the  book down until finding out how it would all tie together in the end.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Rona is the author of psychological thrillers KEEP YOU SAFE, LOVE YOU GONE and THE HONEYMOON (on pre-order now, out 7th June 2019)

She lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful glens and beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!

You can follow her on twitter @RonaHalsallAuth or facebook…

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1 reply

  1. Nice review Carrie. After reading many reviews of this book, I love your first line, it is one of the reasons I have been waffling on this one. Glad you enjoyed it.


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