Rachel's Holiday - Marian Keyes

Rachel's Holiday

By Marian Keyes

  • Release Date: 2005-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,623 Ratings


Deliciously dark and fantastically funny, Rachel's Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about . . .

'They said I was a drug addict. But my occasional drug use was strictly recreational. And, hey, surely drug addicts are skinny?'

Rachel is living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties before heading home in the early hours to her hot boyfriend Luke.

Then her sensible older sister shows up and even though it seems like a bad joke, she finds herself in actual rehab.

It's there that she's supposed to kick her non-existent drug habit - and to get over losing Luke. Luke's a fox; he's also strong and kind, but he has had more than he can take of Rachel.

None of this was part of her plan and saying goodbye to fun will be hard.

But not as hard as losing the man that, too late, she believes might be the love of her life . . .

'Gloriously funny' Sunday Times

'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday

'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror


  • Good read.

    By Blood, Sweat & Gears
    Enjoyable for a chick lit.
  • Didn’t expect that

    By The Agent of Stan
    I got this as a freebie - didn’t read it until recently and I’ll be honest, it’s not a bad read. Characters are engaging and the story moves along nicely. Once or twice, I found myself reflecting. Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this.
  • Good book :)

    By rajska
    I really enjoy it! Easy to read, sometimes funny, sometimes made me sad... Good book for evening relax.
  • Hilarious and thought provoking read

    By *star girl no.1*
    Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. A bit uninteresting in the beginning, but after the book really begins I was hooked to the hilarious narrative of Rachel, and intrigued by the characters at rehab who are all connected by two things- that they are addicts, and they all refuse to realise it. Well written, funny and thought provoking!
  • Great read!

    By Cathy261
    Enjoyed this on holiday while relaxing in the pool... Laugh out loud moments. It was a fun, easy to read book. Love Marian Keyes:-)
  • Bletch

    By seraqua
    Tedious drivel
  • Rachel's Holiday

    By Katweeble
    An excellent book which I couldn't put down towards the end. The story of Rachel and her relationships and addiction was sad, scary but also uplifting. The depth of self denial was amazing, but understandable. Even none addicts will be able to recognise the trait in themselves at some times in their lives. Brilliant. I will be looking for more of her books to read.
  • Brilliant

    By Kamh66
    Absolutely loved it.
  • Brillliant!

    By A wing and a prayer
    An absolutely brilliant read that I couldn't put down. Laugh out loud moments and tears in equal measure, a real roller coaster of an emotional ride. I really got into Rachel's head and I felt quite a fondness for the characters. Wonderfully written, poignant and amusing, and a book that, despite not having gone through such things myself, has helped me make sense of a certain few aspects of my own life. Read it!!!
  • Better read than you might think

    By Tigggam
    When I first started reading this book like most reviewers I thought it lacked something, however once I continued to read it I discovered a lot of depth to it, but it never got so dark and heavy you couldn't handle it This story is about a woman's journey from drug addict going into rehabilitation and post rehabilitation. The best bits for me Were the time she spent in the cloisters, very fascinating and thought provoking. If you want a book that deals with a tough subject but in a sensitive and not too heavy way this is for you.