The Club by Ellery Lloyd

Published: March 1, 2022

Hardcover, 320 pages

(Thanks to Netgalley & Harper, I received an eARC)





“Are you ready for the roller coaster ride that is The Club? . . . A beautifully written, densely plotted murder mystery that takes place at a private club off the coast of England. Read about a luxurious, celeb-only island during a weekend of partying and ultimately murder.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club March ’22 Pick)

From the author of People Like Her comes a smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs.

Everyone’s Dying to Join . . .

The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members’ clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.

The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.

But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group’s CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that’s before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.

As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.

Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.


This is the first book I’ve read by this author’s, and honestly I was expecting more. I definitely enjoyed reading this one, but I think my expectations were a bit too high. I did like the idea of places rich people could go for anonymity, it’s a very interesting concept.

I really like the descriptive writing style associated with the characters. The multiple points of view helped me get more invested into the characters, than I would have been otherwise. I feel like most were written to be characters you love to hate, and that worked well.

I can see this book being for fans of seeing how the “other half” live. I found the plot wonderful, though a bit lacking in certain parts. Overall I enjoyed this one and would give this author another go.

Boston Book Reader