The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi audiobook

The Retreat: A Novel

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Mulholland Books, Mulholland 9780316706308
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    Available on 07/20/2021

    ISBN: 9781549165085

The Hunting Party meets The Shining in this chilling literary thriller about a woman who arrives at a remote mountain retreat looking for artistic inspiration when disaster strikes—trapping her among strangers who begin, one by one, to meet unspeakable ends. 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.

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The Hunting Party meets The Shining in this chilling literary thriller about a woman who arrives at a remote mountain retreat looking for artistic inspiration when disaster strikes—trapping her among strangers who begin, one by one, to meet unspeakable ends.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

“A magnificently absorbing and haunting novel…De Mariaffi’s spare yet deeply rich prose renders the isolation and claustrophobia of the mountains downright palpable. With a dabble each of Hitchcock thriller, cozy mystery, and domestic noir, The Retreat offers readers a most thrilling setup followed by a galloping sprint to the final page. What a terrifyingly fun read.” Amy Stuart, author of Still Water

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Author Bio: Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Author Bio: Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is a critically acclaimed writer whose short-story collection, How to Get Along with Women, was long-listed for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize and short-listed for the ReLit Award. She lives in St. John’s, Canada, with her family.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English