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The Retreat
The Retreat | Elisabeth de Mariaffi
3 posts | 3 read | 4 to read
A "gorgeously written and atmospheric thriller" following one woman's long-awaited visit to a mountain arts retreatwhere she soon finds herself in a race to survive (Robyn Harding). She came looking for inspiration. Instead, disaster strikes. Maeve Martin arrives at the High Water Center for the Arts, a gorgeous lodge nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, determined to do one thing: begin her own dance company. A retired performer and mother of two, time is running out for her to find her feet again after the collapse of her disastrousand violentmarriage. And at first, there's a thrill to being on her own for the first time in years. Isolated in the snowy beauty of the retreat, Maeve can forget the ghost of her past for an hour, for a day. But when an avalanche strikes, Maeve finds herself trapped with six other guests. Theyve lost all power, phone service, heat, and the road back to town. At first, theres a sense of camaraderiethe fire is warm, the freezer well-stocked. But as the days pass and the storm rages on outside, tensions start to run high. Help is coming, so they just have to hold on, right? Then the first guest meets an unspeakable death. Followed by another. Soon Maeve must admit how little she knows about these strangers . . . and how useless a locked door is if the darkness is already inside. Magnificently absorbing and haunting . . . With a dabble each of Hitchcock thriller, cozy mystery, and domestic noir, The Retreat offers a terrifyingly fun read. Amy Stuart, author of Still Water
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Reagan
The Retreat | Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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Mehso-so

I give this a begrudging so-so. I have heard wonderful things about this author and picked this up knowing nothing. I did not love it. The highlight of this book was that I got to read it camping and that it was not very long. Maeve (ballerina recovering from bad marriage) deserved better than this. I will definitely try another of her books though.

RaeLovesToRead Great picture! 😊 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
The Retreat | Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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The concept of a thriller set at a retreat for creatives- writers, artists, dancers- made for a cool concept, but I did have some trouble connecting with the characters.
#Readin22 #Pantone2022 #Pantone22

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Jess861
The Retreat | Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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Some awesome co-worker gave me a surprise Christmas box today. I've never heard of the tagged book but I can't wait to give it a read. Another book added onto the #TBR pile.

#ChristmasBox #Gift #Coworkers #Thriller #Mystery #Wine #Soap

Cortg Tajt was nice of your awesome coworker! 9mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s so nice! 9mo
Jess861 @Cortg @Hooked_on_books - I know it was super kind of them! (edited) 9mo
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