Book Review

-| Book Review… The Retreat |-

Today I’m excited to be bring you a review of The Retreat which is the second book in the Detective Elin Warner series by Sarah Pearse. I was given an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley so a massive thank you to them but as you know my thoughts are always my own.
Let’s jump right in…

Most are here to recharge and refresh.
But someone’s here for revenge . . .
An eco-wellness retreat has opened on an island off the coast of Devon, promising rest and relaxation – but the island itself, known locally as Reaper’s Rock, has a dark past. Once the playground of a serial killer, it’s rumoured to be cursed.
DS Elin Warner is called to the retreat when a young woman’s body is found on the rocks below the yoga pavilion, in what seems to be a tragic fall. But the victim wasn’t a guest – she wasn’t meant to be on the island at all.
When a man drowns in a diving incident the following day, Elin starts to suspect that there’s nothing accidental about these deaths. But why would someone target the retreat – and who else is in danger?
Elin must find the killer – before the island’s history starts to repeat itself . . . 

I was so excited to read this authors second book after The Sanatorium last year so when I saw that I could request it on NetGalley I jumped at the chance, thankfully the publisher allowed me to read and review it.

Sarah Pearse really knows how to create an eerie atmosphere, a group of people stranded due of bad weather with no help other than Detective Elin Warner and her new partner. I won’t be going into too much detail as I didn’t even read the synopsis for this book, I enjoy my thrillers the most when I go into them blind.

The Story itself had so many twists and turns, there were many times that I thought I had it solved only for the rug to be pulled from under me. There were similarities in the structure from The Sanatorium but I didn’t mind that. I love that not everything was tied up in a nice ribbon for us, some things were left to possibly continue in book three.

The only reason I couldn’t give this book the full five stars is because I felt like it was missing a little something, it just didn’t wow me.
Sarah Pearse has cemented herself as an auto buy author for me.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Have you read any books by this author?
See you in the next one…


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