Books-On-Tour - The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall

I'm very excited to share my review of Rona Halsall's new novel The Honeymoon. Thank you to Bookouture for the Blog Tour invite and the eARC.


‘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…

Is he protecting her, as he claims? Or is it something more sinister? An utterly gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Clare Mackintosh, and The Wife Between Us.


What an incredible roller-coaster ride! The Honeymoon was full of twists and turns and I simply could not put this one down! I loved the author's writing style and how she transformed a picture perfect honeymoon destination into something twisted. 

Some characters we loved and others we loved to hate. This book really makes the reader see what can happen if you marry someone without fully getting to know your partner. Both Dan and Chloe had something big to hide from each other and the way it all exploded was crazy! Some things I was able to predict while others I absolutely did not see coming at all. And the ending was truly shocking! A must read for sure!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she's actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true. 

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she's plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because... well, you can't be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.

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!


To find out more about Rona's novels, go to or follow @RonaHalsallAuth on Twitter.


Happy reading,

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