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The Retreat: The new top ten Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Sanatorium (Detective Elin Warner Series Book 2)

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Angie’s son is missing. Her daughter is looking for help in dangerous places. And she’s is fighting just to keep a roof over their heads. But a mother will do anything to protect her children… The Katie in this book was a former child star in the hit detective show Shelby Space, now in her mid-twenties and washed up jumps at the chance to spend the weekend away with her brothers fiancée Ellie.

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PLOT SUMMARY: Former child star Katie is off to a wellness retreat with her soon to be sister in law Ellie. Ellie is hoping to bond with her fiance’s sister, but Katie impedes these plans when she invites her college friends Ariel and Carmen to join them. Off to a precarious start, what else will go wrong this weekend? What secrets will be revealed? And who is the killer and what is their motive????? I have many many Goodreads friends who love this author, and I was excited to finally be reading my first Mark Edwards book, though a few of you warned me that this was probably your least favorite of his books.We all fancy a spa break don't we? Well don't include me after reading this book. It had me hooked from start to finish.' *****

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The Retreat is designed to keep you guessing to the very end. A great one to read on holiday.' The Herald Mark Edwards has hit the ball right out of the park with his latest offering, The Retreat. I have always enjoyed his books, rated them highly, but The Retreat is something special. Nail-bitingly special. Breathtakingly special. OMG! I never saw THAT coming special. In a letter to readers, Mark Edwards wrote: "There are few things I like better than receiving a message from a reader whose love of books has been sparked or rekindled by one of my novels. The more people we can turn on to the joy of reading, the better the world will be."I enjoyed reading this so much. The characters are ALL flawed - I don't think I liked any one of them especially. But I was intrigued by most of them and needed to know what was going to happen to them. There are a lot of twists and turns and the story kept me hooked from start to finish. Although I read this in chunks, rather than in one go, I didn't want to put it down. Very well done on that front. I read the end 40% or so in one go and it was EXHAUSTING! It all happens, it's unexpected, twisted and oh so fun.

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