Three tight-knit friends embark on an extravagant divorce trip to the Maldives where they can unwind and celebrate a new chapter in midlife—until they realize the resort of their dreams is harboring a killer.
Best friends Darcy, Camilla, and Kate escape for a post-divorce retreat in the Maldives, the perfect place to relax, reset, and embrace a fresh start in life. Darcy is learning how to be a free woman at forty-two. Camilla has found the perfect calling as a fitness and wellness influencer with a devoted following. And Kate is finally working on the book she was meant to write after years of telling other people’s stories.
Their dream getaway? The exclusive and isolated Sapphire Island Resort. With luxurious private villas, crystal-clear waters, and sun-drenched white sand beaches, relaxation is guaranteed. But this is no ordinary friendship, and they’re not the only guests on the island with secrets. Who left the body on the beach—and who’s next?
A propulsive and deliciously dark tale about female friendship, loyalty, and lies, Bad Tourists is a white-hot thriller from the first page to its mind-blowing finish.
Caro Carver lives in Scotland with her husband and four children. She is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, teaches for the Faber Academy and the Curtis Brown Academy, and regularly speaks on panels and hosts events on writing. Caro is happiest when traveling and takes inspiration from her travels to write her books. Bad Tourists is her first book written under the pseudonym of Caro Carver. She is also published as C.J. Cooke for her gothic thrillers.
“A captivating, sinister, sophisticated mystery that had me reading at rapid speed and pulling the covers up to my chin. The twists are ingenious and the finale, utterly explosive. In evocative, propulsive prose, Caro Carver has delivered a sizzler. Armchair travelers and thriller lovers rejoice: this is the dark side of paradise, on steroids.” —Jaclyn Goldis, author of The Main Character
“In Bad Tourists
, Caro Carver expertly blends a locked room mystery with a story about midlife, female friendship, and trust. The result is a propulsive page-turner of a thriller that delivers enough twists to keep readers off-balance and desperately turning pages. It’s fresh, dark, and totally unexpected—guaranteed to be a summer blockbuster!” —Nicole Baart, bestselling author of Everything We Didn’t Say
“This book! This book was SO GOOD. I absolutely could not put this one down. Bad Tourists
is one of the best thrillers I’ve read—it feels like White Lotus
in book form, and kept me guessing the entire way through. I was thoroughly impressed by Caro's skill at unraveling this world from its idyllic vacation vibes into something that gave me chills upon chills when I read the final lines.” —Kayla Olson, author of The Reunion
“With a genius premise, Bad Tourists
hooks from the first page and doesn’t let go until the nail-biting final chapter when the cleverly woven threads pull together for a perfect ending. A sublime thriller, an absolute scorcher. I loved it!” —Andrea Mara, author of No One Saw a Thing