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Never Coming Home by Kate Williams

Genre: Young Adult Thriller

Publishing Date: June 21, 2022


The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America’s hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn’t what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?

Everyone knows Unknown Island—it’s the world’s most exclusive destination. Think white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and luxury accommodations. Plus, it’s invite only, no one over twenty-one allowed, and it’s absolutely free. Who wouldn’t want to go?

After launching with a showstopping viral marketing campaign, the whole world is watching as the mysterious resort opens its doors to the First Ten, the ten elite influencers specifically chosen to be the first to experience everything Unknown Island has to offer. You know them. There’s the gamer, the beauty blogger, the rich girl, the superstar, the junior politician, the environmentalist, the DJ, the CEO, the chef, and the athlete.

What they don’t know is that they weren’t invited to Unknown Island for their following—they were invited for their secrets. Everyone is hiding a deadly one, and it looks like someone’s decided it’s payback time. Unknown Island isn’t a vacation, it’s a trap. And it’s beginning to look like the First Ten—no matter how influential—are never coming home.

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About the Author:

Kate Williams has written for Seventeen, NYLON, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Vans, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, and many other brands and magazines. She is the author of The Babysitters Coven trilogy: The Babysitters Coven, For Better or Cursed, and Spells Like Teen Spirit. Kate lives in Kansas. To learn more about her and her books, go to or follow @heykatewilliams on Instagram.

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First off I want to say a big thank you to TBR Tours & Beyond and the Publishers for allowing me to review Never Coming Home by Kate Williams. I was so excited to read it as I thoroughly loved the OG And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and was intrigued how this could be turned into a Modern Style YA.

I loved to hate the characters who were all Social Media Influencers, the setting and how ominous Unknown Island was but this began to wane very quickly. I also liked each one's demise and how these were announced.

The main problem about the book was that there were only 10 chapters and these chapters went on forever. In fact the last chapter which is the all important one was over an hour long and to be honest I put this book down a lot because of this. It would of been better if the chapters were short and snappy. I even guessed who the killer was which I don't normally do I'm not sure it they were well hidden enough. Lastly I question after reading the book does it have the right title?

For all these reasons Never Coming Home is getting 3 stars

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