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Sherri Smith illuminates the dark side of the self care and wellness industry in a thrilling ride of revenge perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers The Retreat is a twisting bone chilling suspense that asks how well do you really know your friends Four womenFour secretsA weekend that will change them foreverif they surviveKatie Manning was a beloved child star until her mid teens when her manag Half a starAbsolute Worst Read of 2019 Award This review may come across as harsh Usually my low star reviews are infused with a bit of humor and mock outrage in order to make the process palatable I cannot with this read My experience of this book was very poor and most unpleasant In fact it is one of the worst experiences of reading that I have ever had There are four whiny horrid unlikable and duplicitous women We are given very outlandish and mostly unbelievable reasons why they are this way These four women do whiny horrid and horrible things to each other and other women We are given very outlandish and mostly unbelievable reasons why they do these acts They go to a retreat There they do whiny horrid unlikable and duplicitous acts towards each other But wait one woman is also a psychopath and murdererThe twists are ridiculous the psychological explanations flimsy andor superficial and when people start to die Oh well The last third of the book has some of the most gratuitous violence that I have read Made no sense and for some readers may be triggering Very important concerns such as substance misuse personality disorders and dissociation are treated superficially and are there to either push the plot along or as accusations and judgements that these characters hurled at each other Please remember that a psychological thriller must have the following for this reader psychological congruence psychological depth believable twists and turns and plausible motivations for intrapersonal desicions and interpersonal actionsThis book had none of the above To make matters worse this book lacked artistry authenticity and any entertainment valueThanks to Netgalley for allowing me to post my honest opinion of this ebook that they provided to me Dreams of Glass experience of this book was very poor and most unpleasant In fact it is one of the worst Zawieszenie niewiary experiences of reading that I have Healing Sex ever had There are four whiny horrid unlikable and duplicitous women We are given very outlandish and mostly unbelievable reasons why they are this way These four women do whiny horrid and horrible things to Spark (Stronger, each other and other women We are given very outlandish and mostly unbelievable reasons why they do these acts They go to a retreat There they do whiny horrid unlikable and duplicitous acts towards Wonder Woman and Philosophy each other But wait one woman is also a psychopath and murdererThe twists are ridiculous the psychological Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung explanations flimsy andor superficial and when people start to die Oh well The last third of the book has some of the most gratuitous violence that I have read Made no sense and for some readers may be triggering Very important concerns such as substance misuse personality disorders and dissociation are treated superficially and are there to Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, either push the plot along or as accusations and judgements that these characters hurled at Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar each other Please remember that a psychological thriller must have the following for this reader psychological congruence psychological depth believable twists and turns and plausible motivations for intrapersonal desicions and interpersonal actionsThis book had none of the above To make matters worse this book lacked artistry authenticity and any Absolute Banking English entertainment valueThanks to Netgalley for allowing me to post my honest opinion of this

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The Retreat

Er attacked and permanently scarred her face effectively ending her career and sending her on a path of all too familiar post Hollywood self destructionNow twenty seven Katie wants a better answer to those clickbait Where Are They Now articles that float around online An answer she hopes to find when her brother's too good to be true fiance invites her to a wellness retreat upstate Together with Katie's two best fr Thanks to Chelsea for recommending this book to me Special thanks also to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this novel in exchange for an honest review The Retreat is yet another holistic health retreat book think Liane Moriarty s Nine Perfect Strangers with a dark and suspenseful twist Katie is a former child star surviving on her dwindling childhood earnings and trying to find herself after the fame of her youth At the insistence of her brother she decides to get to know her brother s fianc e by inviting her on a health and wellness retreat and getting a little rejuvenation herself while she s at it along with her two long time friends Although the retre at is a little out there with ayahuasca tea and group meditations each woman is hoping to gain something from their time away Soon things turn from good to very very bad when a fellow participant turns up dead uickly everyone is pointing fingers at each other and soon enough they are all just trying to make it out alive Sherri Smith is a new author to me although evidently she has published two previous novels and even lives in the same country as I do All that aside I am grateful for this introductionI did not know what to expect going in and I was not exactly excited about yet another tired wellness retreat novel This one however was far different than I expected Full of dark twisty characters and even darker and twistier plots The Retreat is something delightfully unexpected A true whodunit the mystery is not revealed until the very end but each character has the potential to be our culprit Each character has a likable part of them but an eually unlikable part too which adds a nice realistic element and has you both hoping for their success and hoping for their failures in eual parts Well told and taut The Retreat builds well and keeps you entertained and engaged from page one Although the ending is definitely unpredictable it also teeters on the edge of unbelievable There are several components that seem just a bit far fetched and unrealistic but not too far off from reality that it is not enjoyable The ending serves to tie up the novel in a satisfying way and there are no unanswered uestions which is always a plus in my book A thoroughly entertaining novel I am grateful to Chelsea for introducing this to me I don t think I would have tried it on my own and now I have a new author to enjoy

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Iends one struggling with crippling debt and family obligations one running away from a failed job and relationship Katie will try to find the inner peace promised at the tranuil retreat But finding oneself just might drudge up memories than Katie is prepared to deal withEach woman has come to the retreat for different reasons Each has her secrets to hide And at the end of this weekend only one will be left standin Although the premise was intriguing this thriller just didn twell thrill Characters I couldn t connect with plot that seemed to drag interspersed with bits of rather trashy sex and other risky behavior on a 3 day weekend retreat uite a suspenseful ending rescued it from 2 star range and tied it back to the horror of the first chapter but with some nice twists I received an arc of this new novel from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review Recommend for a uick beach read


10 thoughts on “The Retreat

  1. says:

    This book is really hard to rate because the writing was snarky funny and the premise was SO good I appreciate the way Smith writes and will absolutely read her again Every single character was horrible and outrageous in ways that made this book really entertaining to readFor me however it was clear far too early in the book which character was probably behind the intriguing events that happen in the first few pages I was hoping

  2. says:

    Half a starAbsolute Worst Read of 2019 Award This review may come across as harsh Usually my low star reviews are infused with a bit of humor and mock outrage in order to make the process palatable I cannot with this read My experience of this book was very poor and most unpleasant In fact it is one of the worst experiences of reading that

  3. says:

    An interesting and simple premise which centres around four women attending a wellbeing retreat in hoping for a relaxing tranuil experience only for hidden secrets and death to ariseI wanted something uick and easy to read and this certainly delivered that whilst the narrative is told through the four POV’s it was the main protagonist Katie Manning’s storyline that really held my attentionuite simply her name was

  4. says:

    The Retreat a mystery thriller was a solid 4 stars The Retreat centers around four women Katie Carmen Ellie and Ariel that attend a weekend wellness retreat Each of these women live vastly different lives and each

  5. says:

    Thanks to Chelsea for recommending this book to me Special thanks also to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this novel in e

  6. says:

    It is difficult to write this review without giving spoilers away but I shall try I give this one 4 out of 5 Actually 45   First of all we have got Katie She is an ex child actress whose career ended when she was young due

  7. says:

    Holy cow This book was dark In a similar fashion to Nine Perfect Strangers our characters Katie Manning former ch

  8. says:

    Book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom I had absolutely no idea what to expect from The Retreat but I found myself completely ab

  9. says:

    Although the premise was intriguing this thriller just didn'twell thrill Characters I couldn't connect with plot that seemed to drag interspersed with bits of rather trashy sex and other risky behavior on a 3 day weekend retreat uite a suspenseful ending rescued it from 2 star range and tied it back to the horror of the first chapter but w

  10. says:

    It was one of the best books I've read the story was gripping the ending was unpredictable and the whole plot was original

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