Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins delivers on all the beachy and remote island vibes.


Six months ago, Lux decided she wanted to travel the world with her boyfriend, Nico. They agree to begin their grand travel plans in Hawaii.

Fast forward to now, and the couple have been working in Hawaii for several months and have made no further plans to travel. On top of that, Lux has just been fired from her job.

Nico sees an opportunity to earn some quick cash when two adventure seekers offer him a hefty sum to take them to Meroe Island. The remote island is known for its beautiful beaches but also its gruesome history. Lux feels some hesitation, but ultimately agrees to join them.

And so, the adventure begins. Bring on the booze, oppressive heat, and sky high tension.

What could go wrong on a deserted island occupied by entitled, young, beautiful, and mostly wealthy travellers?

Review of Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

This fun book pulled me out of a reading slump and presented some wicked twists that I would never have guessed.

Rachel Hawkins has crafted an atmosphere that bristles with tension, oppressive heat and feels simultaneously claustrophobic and completely isolated.

Reckless Girls is told mainly from Lux’s perspective, with a few others thrown in as well. The beginning was a bit slow, but once the island shenanigans started, I could not put this down. The ending won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I thought it was perfect.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 4 January 2022

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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