Waiting on Wednesday 04/28/21

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi (July 20, 2021 by Mulholland Books)

Since the beginning of the year, my TBR of “locked room psychological thrillers set in snowy, isolated places” has included Shiver by Allie Reynolds, The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearce, and now The Retreat. Hmm, I’m sensing a growing trend here…one that I enthusiastically support! No matter how much of it I read, I’m always up for more.

“A “gorgeously written and atmospheric thriller” following a woman on a long-awaited visit to a mountain arts retreatwhere she soon finds herself trapped  among strangers and in a deadly race to survive (Robyn Harding).

“Magnificently absorbing and haunting . . . With a dabble each of Hitchcock thriller, cozy mystery, and domestic noir, The Retreat offers a terrifyingly fun read.” —Amy Stuart, author of Still Water

She came looking for inspiration.
Instead, disaster strikes.

Maeve Martin arrives at the High Water Center for the Arts, a gorgeous lodge nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, determined to do one thing: begin her own dance company. A retired performer and mother of two, time is running out for her to find her feet again after the collapse of her disastrous—and violent—marriage. And at first, there’s a thrill to being on her own for the first time in years. Isolated in the snowy beauty of the retreat, Maeve can forget the ghost of her past for an hour, for a day.
 
But when an avalanche strikes, Maeve finds herself trapped with six other guests. They’ve lost all power, phone service, heat, and the road back to town. At first, there’s a sense of camaraderie—the fire is warm, the freezer well-stocked. But as the days pass and the storm rages on outside, tensions start to run high. Help is coming, so they just have to hold on, right?
 
Then the first guest meets an unspeakable death.

Followed by another.
 
Soon Maeve must admit how little she knows about these strangers . . . and how useless a locked door is if the darkness is already inside.”

10 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 04/28/21”

  1. Mulholland really has some interesting books coming out this year! I like the twist with the performance angle, this could be really good😁

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  2. The last time I read one with a similar setting was the middle of last year (Ruth Ware), so I think I’m ready to try another. 🙂

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      • It was One by One. Turns out there’s actually another goodreads giveaway, though it appears to end today. It began as a locked room mystery set in a ski chalet, though by the end it had morphed into a mystery of how and why before finally turning into a thriller. Not the best story out there but I still very much enjoyed it.

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