Review of the The Wish by Sasha Blake
A great summer sizzler – don't miss out!
The Wish is based around the glamorous and, as we learn, dangerous Las Vegas lives of Ben Arlington 24 year old, super rich son of a casino owner, Lulu his lovely PA. Sasha Arlington Ben's mother and perhaps the coldest character I have ever come across and Bessie, a somewhat shady but elusive character from Sasha's past. Ben's long suffering father Frank also has a key role along with Ben's sister Ariel and other characters including Ben's fiance, Sunshine Beam. Lulu was my favourite character without a doubt, although both Ben and Ariel come across very well.
Sofia appears emotion less and cold hearted throughout and is in my opinion impossible to warm to. Whilst, Lulu is a delight and I found myself hoping that her wish would come true. There are a lot of characters in this novel, but they are all intertwined and link together very well.
Sofia and her assistant, the henchman like Sterling will stop at nothing to halt Bessie from revealing a secret, which could ruin her life. But, what is this secret? This book takes the reader on a journey from the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas, to icy cold Mont Blanc, the exclusive and intimate Bahamas and filthy trailer parks in the dusty Arizona desert. It is a whirlwind story and is worth every minute of it.
The book is divided into four parts allowing the reader to gain information on the early lives of Sofia and Bessie, an introductory part and a concluding part. The short chapters also made me want to read on and on. I thought this worked well and would really recommend this book. It is a great thriller and family drama in one and you will not be able to put it down!