Last Vacation is a stunningly enjoyable novel, which I had the pleasure to read while on vacation in the Caribbean. The characters are graphically portrayed and believable. The author's personal knowledge of St. Croix, St. Thomas, south Florida, cooking, boating, and Caribbean life generally, added flavor to her well written story filled with suspense, romantic tension and intense imagery.
Upon reading the Prologue I was shocked by the
graphic violence, but once into the story it was clear the Prologue effectively set the tone to place
the story in context.
Any reader will care about the lead characters and find them believable and likable, while enjoying the detailed description of island life.
One of my pet peeves about most novels is that many authors can tell a good story but don't know how to write a satisfying ending. No problem here. Sarah Elle Emm has the same mastery for ending a story as she does for telling a story.
I highly recommend Last Vacation for anyone who enjoys suspense and a good read. Enjoy!