‘A deliciously addictive thriller that will hook you in like the best – and scariest – reality TV show you’ve ever seen’ – TM Logan, author of The Holiday and The Mother
Death and mayhem erupt on an exclusive island as it plays host to a reality television show like no other . . . From bestselling author Ruth Kelly, The Villa is an electrifying summer read, perfect for fans of Lucy Foley and Catherine Cooper.
A Villa in Paradise
It’s destined to be the ultimate reality TV show. Ten contestants. A luxurious villa on a private island. Every moment streamed live to a global audience who have total control over those competing for the cash prize.
A Journalist Undercover
Reporter Laura is told to get the inside scoop on her fellow contestants. But once the games begin, she soon finds herself at the mercy of a ruthless producer willing to do anything to increase viewer numbers.
A Reality Show to Die For
There is more to every contestant than meets the eye, including Laura. They all have secrets they’d like to keep buried, and the pressure in paradise quickly reaches boiling point. How far will the contestants go to secure audience votes? And would somebody really kill to win?
'A scorching, smouldering, turbo-charged cocktail of sun, sex and secrets' – Veronica Henry
Readers are loving The Villa:
'This is such a good book! SO relevant for these times when we are immersed in reality TV. It is a fantastically entertaining story, but also has something of the cautionary tale in it too' 5* reader review
'A thoroughly enjoyable novel that works extremely well on a variety of levels. I will be watching out for Ruth Kelly's next offering with eager anticipation' 5* reader review
'This was a really addictive read! One to devour on a sunlounger but making sure you keep a beady eye on your surroundings' 5* reader review
‘A deliciously addictive thriller that will hook you in like the best – and scariest – reality TV show you’ve ever seen’
TM Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday and The Mother
Set to be the hottest read of 2023, The Villa is a scorching, smouldering, turbo-charged cocktail of sun, sex and secrets. Ruth Kelly has redefined the airport thriller for our times. Fantastic!
Veronica Henry, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Impulse Purchase
A 'Love Island' type setting, an undercover journalist and a cast of characters who can't be trusted - what could possibly go wrong? A glamorous backdrop and some unexpected twists - great fun
Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet