"I liked the characters and the story that Melina Lewis brings to life in this, her fourth, adult novel. The main protagonists felt like people I might know in real life, and I enjoyed the will-they-won’t-they tension between them. The road trip through the remote landscapes of South Africa was described in evocative ways, and it made me miss the dust and the night sky in that countryside. Recommended for your entertainment."
"Journeys can be great vehicles for storytelling, as this novel proves. Juxtaposing a road trip through southern Africa and the inner journeys of her two main characters, author Melina Lewis takes readers on an adventurous—at times, contentious—ride across the countryside, through villages, and into the fractured hearts and minds of Maria and Jack. There are many layers to the book, including ageism, addiction, privilege, grief, denial, music and corruption. I enjoy stories that examine relationships across generations and which celebrate how much we can learn from people older and younger than ourselves. This was one of my favourite themes in The Playlist. It’s a compelling story about consequences, compassion, and healing. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey."
A little about me
Melina Lewis is a Strategic Marketing and Communications specialist by day and author by night. Her first book is a fictional novel set in the seaside town of Fish Hoek, where she resides.