White Villa (Emily Hourican)

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What happens when you invite an outsider in?

A compelling and thought-provoking new novel from the author of bestseller The Privileged

Two weeks in White Villa, under the scorching Ibiza sun, is the last chance for a group of university friends to cut loose before they embark on their adult lives. But when Jennifer invites an outsider, the aloof and beautiful Natasha, tensions begin to simmer.
The days pass amid the sweltering rays, and dissolve into wild, humid nights. And Natasha, reckless after the recent death of her beloved father, seems bent upon a path of destruction, leading her to Jennifer's boyfriend, Todd - while Jennifer and the rest of the group look on . . .
Then, one hazy afternoon, paradise is shattered.
Ten years later, the friends reunite. Will the secrets between them still have the power to hurt?

 

Review

Praise for Emily Hourican, :

[A] lively and entertaining saga of friendship, family and fate, Sunday Independent

[Hourican] has perfected the high-wire feat between lush description and keeping the plot shuttling along at a pleasing pace ... As with most great writing, The Privileged packs plenty of truth and social commentary beneath its story, Irish Independent

You won't be able to put it down, Stellar magazine

Vibrant characters, finely-observed social backdrops and universal themes of love, friendship and survival ... The Privileged is well-written, thoughtful commercial fiction that tells a compelling story ... A Circle of Friends for the 21st century, Irish Times

Book Description

A compelling and thought-provoking new novel from the author of bestseller The Privileged

About the Author

 

Emily Hourican is a journalist and author. She has written features for the Sunday Independent for fifteen years, as well as Image magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Woman and Home. She was also editor of The Dubliner Magazine.
Emily's first book, a memoir titled How To (Really) Be A Mother was published in 2013. She is also the author of novels The Privileged, White Villa, The Outsider and The Blamed.
She lives in Dublin with her family.