The Retreat

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Maeve travels to the High Water Center for the Arts to refocus on her dance career and start her own dance company. She’s trying to find herself again after escaping a violent marriage and knows she doesn’t have long before her dance career is over. The Center is so peaceful and seems like a great place until the weather turns and the residents are all snowed in. The Retreat becomes a fight for survival as the other guests begin to turn on each other and bodies start piling up. Maeve finds that her marriage survival skills might actually help her make it through the nightmare alive.

Who doesn’t love survivalist stories with just a few people and possibly a psychopath among them? Usually I do, but unfortunately, this one didn’t satisfy. I don’t know if the author has a low view of artists, but none of the characters in this story, especially Maeve, were very likable. The plot had a lot of holes and ended in a confusing manner. If I was snowed in and this was the only book to read, my tension would run high too. There are better stories out there, so don’t waste your time with this one.

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Author Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Mulholland Books
Publish Date 20-Jul-2021
ISBN 9780316706308
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Issue October 2021
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller