A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets.Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girls body was never foundand Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive.Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.When Lucass investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secreta secret that someone will do anything to protectWhat really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat?From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet....
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The Retreat Reviews
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Mark Edwards, Amazon Publishing, and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.
In his latest thriller, Mark Edwards adds a degree of the paranormal while also creating a mystery that will keep the reader guessing. Lucas Radcliffe is still riding the wave of his latest bestseller, exploring a number of missing children who were taking by a mysterious beast. Seekin ...more
Enjoyed this one to a point. Interesting story that gets a little to surreal towards the end.
Lucas, a writer of horror stories decides to return to his childhood hometown in Wales, to a writers retreat to try and work on his new book.
What he finds is a story that he could easily have written himself and he is drawn into the mystery and becomes obsessed with finding out what has happened at this retreat house.
The owner Julia is a young widow. Her husband drowned two years ago while out walking ...more
Haunting!!! Don’t read this book alone at night unless you keep the lights on!!!
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This is my first book by Mark Edwards and I absolutely loved it! I wasn’t sure what the genre would be at first, because it has such a tone of the supernatural about it. I think it is best for readers to just let it unfold. I didn’t know which genre it would be, and I liked it all the better for the intrigue it held in that regard. I loved the theme of possibility—the notion that what we believe ...more
A heart pounding, atmospheric, rip roaring good mystery!
Mark Edwards is so thorough and detailed with his plotting - his stories are intricately detailed and they are always tightly wound with no stone left unturned.
Full of spooky folklore and legends and scary ghost stories, this one definitely had me jumping at the slightest sounds and turning on all the lights in the house.
I had no idea how this story was going to unfold, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed where it ended up. Well done, sir ...more
Mark Edwards never fails to deliver... I have just devoured this book in one sitting. I could not put it down, I had to know what was happening and why!! I am a big fan of this author and jumped at the chance to read an early review copy thanks to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing... thank you so much for the opportunity.
This is a dark and creepy and at times scary book. An old house in Wales is the setting for The Retreat. After losing her husband and daughter 2 years ago, Julia decides to turn h ...more
Well......I did not love it...🤔
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.
I like how it started...with authors gathering at a new writer’s retreat run by a woman named Julia, who tragically lost both her husband, and young daughter Lily, two years prior.
Lucas, a horror writer, who has also lost someone he loved, arrives at “The ...more
He did it again! Another 5 star read for an author who has quickly stepped into my top five favorites list.
This might sound odd, but I always have fun reading his books. His content might be dark, creepy, and full of death and murder, but its just so entertaining, trying to figure out what is real or just a diversion. Oh-and another fun element is catching all references from his past novels when they pop up. He certainly likes to keep his readers on high alert!
This is the 5th 5 star book I've r ...more
Two years ago, Julia's life changed forever. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughters life (they believed their daughter fell in the river when they weren't looking). Now Julia has converted their home into a writer's retreat. She buried her husband two years ago, but her daughter's body was never found. She clings to the belief that her daughter is still alive as her body was never found.
Lucas is one of her first guests at the retreat. He is a horror novelist who becomes in ...more