Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six – Book Review

Title;- Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six

Author:- Lisa Unger

Date published:- November 8th 2022

No. of pages:- 396 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this chilling locked-room thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannah’s loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the listing online. The reviews are stellar. It’s his birthday gift to Hannah and includes their spouses and another couple. The six friends need this trip with good food, good company and lots of R & R, far from the chatter and pressures of modern life.

But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare. A deadly storm is brewing. The rental host seems just a little too present. The personal chef reveals that their beautiful house has a spine-tingling history. And the friends have their own complicated past, with secrets that run blood deep. How well does Hannah know her brother, her own husband? Can she trust her best friend? And who is the new boyfriend, crashing their party? Meanwhile, someone is determined to ruin the weekend, looking to exact a payback for deeds long buried. Who is the stranger among them? 

I have always wanted to read Lisa Unger and so I am so happy when I found the audio version of this book on Scribit!

The story starts with three couples rent a luxury cabin for the weekend located deep in the woods. The cabin involves a perfect getaway with a personal chef, a cabin found by Hannah’s brother. Yet as they moved into the cabin, they realize that someone else was also in the cabin, a dark history about the cabin and the storm that seemed to be brewing in and the couples realizes that they have been hiding secrets from each other.

This was really gripping and fast paced! I was literally hooked into the story from the beginning to the end and I felt like I was watching some sort of a horror/thriller movie while reading the book! The book divides between the past, starting from 1997 to the present with a different story background until they seemed to be connected towards the end. Each characters are unreliable with a secret of their own, something that I liked. There were some twists and turns and the ending was a dramatic ending. The only bad thing about this book is there were some unnecessary characters but then it was OK. Overall, it was a great psychological thriller book that kept me on the edge–fast paced, unputdownable and mind blowing! Worth 4.5 stars.

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty novels, including SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIXLAST GIRL GHOSTED, and CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 — now in development at Netflix, starring Jessica Alba. With books published in thirty-three languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning AmericaEntertainment WeeklyPeopleAmazonGoodreadsL.A. TimesThe Boston GlobeSun SentinelTampa Bay Times, and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Audie, Hammett, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalNPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa is the current co-President of the International Thriller Writers organization. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family

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