The Resort – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Resort

Author:- Sue Watson

Date published:- will be published on June 24th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 317 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4.5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall Rating:- 4.5/5

When a dream trip becomes your worst nightmare…

You’ve been excited about this getaway for months – at last, a chance to reconnect with your husband at a secluded island resort. But when he unexpectedly calls you from the beach, you hear the urgency in his voice. Something is very wrong.

The beautiful waitress from the restaurant last night has been found lying dead in the sand. And the police want to question your husband about it.

Sure, you saw him glance at her over dinner a few times, but you know he didn’t have anything to do with the poor girl’s death. So why is he asking you to lie to the police that he was with you all night? And where did he go in those missing hours?

When he returns to your beautiful sea-view suite, things get heated and he accuses you of being jealous, just like he always does. Yes, the waitress was overly flirtatious with your husband, but you didn’t actually wish her any harm. Not really.

Can you trust the man you married… or are you the one who can’t be trusted?

A perfect vacation getaway…or perfect place for a nightmare?

The Resort is a story of three couples–Sam and David, who are newly married couple, Daisy and Tom, and Becky and Josh. The waitress Stella seems to be flirting with one of the husbands and the next day, Stella was found…murdered. Now the police gets involved and one of them is the killer.

Though it started a little slow, soon, it got really interesting. It was fast paced, with twists and turns along the way. The story is told from the three wives’ point of view–Sam, who is questioning about David’s trust, Daisy and Becky, each having sort of problem in their married life. The author has done a good job of making the reader feel like they are at the edge of the seat and towards the middle of the book, it got interesting. The ending was completely unexpected–I really did not expect that type of ending–not going to give too much spoilers.

If you are into thrillers based on a summer resort with twists and turns that will take you on a roller coaster ride…then this book is one for you–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has sold over a million books and explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with big twists. Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.

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