This is another ‘beach’ book that I listened to mostly while lying in the sunshine. I think Emily Barr is quite a good writer. I certainly identified with the voice of her late-thirties heroine. The part of the story set in Malaysia was captivating and perfect for the weather I was experiencing at the time. The chapters when the group are stranded are the best; tense and spell-binding at times. There is an interwoven mystery which kept me guessing too. The only thing that let this book down slightly was the rather far-fetched conclusion. But this book is sharper than most chick lit; I enjoyed it.