A villa in paradise, the journalist, Reality TV to die for. . .
Ruth Kelly is an award-winning journalist who has ghosted a string of Sunday Times top ten bestsellers - most recently The Prison Doctor, which sold over 250,000 copies, and The Governor, which went straight in at number one on the Amazon charts and number five in the Sunday Times bestseller list. The Villa is Ruth's debut thriller. She's drawn inspiration from her years working as a reporter for national newspapers as well as her experience writing for TV shows, most notably with Endemol, the creators of the original reality show - Big Brother.
‘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*
The Villa provides a dark, shocking and compulsive look both in front of and behind the cameras of a glamorous reality show –from a talented writer with true insider know-how. I was riveted!
*CM Ewan, author of The Interview*
Packed with sex, secrets and drama, with a sun-drenched Spanish island setting, The Villa is the perfect holiday read!
*Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver*
Brilliantly pacy, unique, and terrifyingly poignant, The Villa is a scorcher of a read to put on your list this summer!
*L. V. Matthews*
A clever idea paired with Ruth Kelly’s brilliant writing, this book is as current and relevant as it gets. The pace doesn’t let up - I’ve stayed up way too late every night I’ve been reading this and loved every page of this delicious thriller
*Caroline Corcoran, Sunday Times bestselling author of Through the Wall*
The Villa is a morality tale for the modern age; The Hunger Games meets Love Island, as wannabee influencers debase themselves for the sake of fame and fortune . . . at a deadly cost. Deliciously dark fun
*Lizzy Barber, author of Out of her Depth*
Timely, dark, sharp and sexy - you won't watch a dating show the same way again
*Katy Brent, author of How To Kill Men And Get Away With It*
A sizzling debut! A brilliantly tense and claustrophobic page-turner right to the end
*Emma Christie, author of The Silent Daughter*
Full of emotion, passion and twists and turns, which are guaranteed to keep the pages turning as you top up your tan on the beach, this summer
*Our Man on the Ground*
Glossy, addictive thriller with a terrifyingly manipulative undercurrent
*Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend*
A compelling, behind-the-scenes thriller with some wicked twists
*Woman & Home*
A gripping thriller with some wicked twists