The Resort by Sue Watson

Published: June 24, 2022


Pages: 276

Genre: Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked. Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has sold over a million books and explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with significant twists. Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire, where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.

When a dream trip becomes your worst nightmare…

You’ve been excited about this getaway for months – at last, a chance to reconnect with your husband at a secluded island resort. But when he unexpectedly calls you from the beach, you hear the urgency in his voice. Something is very wrong.

The beautiful waitress from the restaurant last night has been found lying dead in the sand. And the police want to question your husband about it.

Sure, you saw him glance at her over dinner a few times, but you know he didn’t have anything to do with the poor girl’s death. So why is he asking you to lie to the police that he was with you all night? And where did he go in those missing hours?

When he returns to your beautiful sea-view suite, things get heated and he accuses you of being jealous, just like he always does. Yes, the waitress was overly flirtatious with your husband, but you didn’t actually wish her any harm. Not really.

Can you trust the man you married… or are you the one who can’t be trusted?

“Who knew what was around the corner for any of us?”

Sam and David are celebrating their honeymoon after a whirlwind romance leading to marriage. Sam is insecure, being older than David, and seeing how he reacts towards other women. But this is her happily ever after, and she will do anything to hold on to it. Becky and Josh are taking a much-needed vacation to celebrate life. And to relax and be together. Daisy and Tom are hoping this trip will be the end of a sad chapter and the beginning of a beautiful future. Many secrets are hiding in the sunshine.

I liked this book! The plot was good, I love how everyone had motive and opportunity, yet there were many redeeming qualities to make you like these characters.

I found the character development well done. Each character had strong quirks that made them stand out. I enjoyed how their stories were told, with twists of the last intermingled throughout.

The plot was engaging and fast-paced. I love that as I was attempting to work out the twists in my head, I was wrong. The build-up was so well done.

The island descriptions were beautiful. I could almost feel the unrelenting heat and hear the ocean. The resort was beautifully described, and I love how the description shifted as the story moved along.

This was a quick read; once I started, I could stop. I devoured this book in hours. I liked the alternating narrators and intermingled perspectives. It was so clever.

This is the perfect beach read!

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