I was telling a coworker about a meditation retreat I‘m attending soon. She asked me if it‘s going to be like the retreat depicted in the Hulu series. Moriarty did a great job writing about the retreat center. It‘s a lengthy book and seemed to take a long time to get to the shocking parts. Once the story climaxed, it felt rushed and awkward. The participants quickly dispersed and the rest of the book provided updates on the participants‘ lives.