The Retreat

The Retreat

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 22/06/2023
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Most are here to recharge and refresh. But someone's here for revenge... This is a warning for all our guests at the wellness retreat. A woman's body has been found at the bottom of the cliff beneath the yoga pavilion. We believe her death was a tragic accident, though DS Elin Warner has arrived on the island to investigate. A storm has been forecast, but do not panic. Stick together and please ignore any rumours you might have heard about the island and its history. As soon as the weather clears, we will arrange boats to take you back to the mainland. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy your stay.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552177320
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 283g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 25 mm

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The Retreat
A bit like Scooby Doo for adults
Through out this book, I had a feeling at the end a mask was going to be pulled off and the villain was going to say, 'and I would have gotten away with it... READ MORE
Michelle Gillespie
The Retreat
A great read
This book was one of my first books to get me to start reading again And I got to say although it had a slow start I was a bit worried if I should carry o... READ MORE
Geraldine Skelly
The Retreat
Super exciting super hooked thriller
So I was kindly gifted this book by come round uk and Sarah Pearce in exhange for my honest opinions and wow what a book I was completely gripped from the ... READ MORE
Natasha  Oliver
The Retreat
Thrills and suspense all the way.
I haven’t actually read the previous novel but that didn’t stop me throughly enjoying this book. The main character is a detective with troubles of her own... READ MORE
Kara Beresford
The Retreat
Get comfortable, you won't want to put this down!
This is the first Sarah Pearse book I've read and wow, I will definitely be reading more. This book is about a family group who head of to the retreat so... READ MORE
Melanie Bell
The Retreat
It's an OK read
The premise for this book was good, I just didn't like the main protagonist Elin, and I just felt the booked lacked something, but I'm not exactly sure wha... READ MORE
Samantha Cooke
The Retreat
Not a bad read,
Bit slow to get going, but a few twists at the end. Too many short chapters. But not a bad read
maria doggett
The Retreat
I loved this. A really great read
A really good whodunnit book very well written and had me reading well into the night. The talk of a curse is very intriguing really has your mind going. T... READ MORE
Helen Downing
The Retreat
A slow burner that picks up pace and becomes an enjoyable read
The pace of the first few chapters is very slow. After this the pace picks up. Things become more exciting. The chapters are short, therefore you are able ... READ MORE
Lisa Taylor-Timson
The Retreat
I absolutely loved this book. I haven't read a book for a little while now but once I'd picked this one up I couldn't put it down. I kept reading faster ... READ MORE
Katie Gingell
The Retreat
A great suspenseful thriller
I was so pleased to receive a copy of The Retreat as I had already read the debut novel The Sanatorium, which to be honest I didn't think could be matched.... READ MORE
Karen Hughes
The Retreat
Great book and great author
I came across Sarah by chance after a friend had lent me her first book. Well I loved it and couldn't wait to see what else Sarah had in store. Well she re... READ MORE
The Retreat
Gripping from beginning to end!
I couldn’t put this book down! I love the descriptive writing style and the short chapters kept a quick pace that hurtled me through the drama and suspense... READ MORE
Naomi Cearns
The Retreat
Turns into a fantastic gripping crime thriller!
The Retreat is not what you'd expect. This is a slow starting book. The chapters are very short, with lots of description throughout. You can absolutely pi... READ MORE
Hayley Shuttle
The Retreat
One day read
Once I got in to this book (as soon as I got to the first twist!), I had to finish it within the same day. Good summer holiday read. I’ve recommended it ... READ MORE
jenny askew
The Retreat
Gripping thriller
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book but I was hooked straight away. This gripping thriller follows a journey of DS Elin Warner ... READ MORE
Klaudia Dastych
The Retreat
Intriguing, creepily haunting chiller-thriller
I really enjoyed The Retreat, better than the Sanatorium. The characters seem more developed in this second book and the chills come thick and fast! I read... READ MORE
The Retreat
Would make a fantastic film !!!!
The plot sounded brilliant , very Agatha Christie-esque , however , I found the The Retreat a slow burn . However , once the first murder had taken place ,... READ MORE
Emma hensby
The Retreat
The retreat
This was my first book that I have read from Sarah pearse, loved the book and loved how there were twists through the book to keep you wanting to read the ... READ MORE
Julie Ruddick
The Retreat
A thriller to the tee
Just when you think you've worked out who the culprit is the story takes a turn and you're back guessing at square one. The author has truly pulled out all... READ MORE
The Retreat
What a book! Captures you from the beginning!
A fantastic thriller book! It had me hooked from start to finish! I was sad when it ended as I just wanted the story to continue so I could keep reading! S... READ MORE
Charlotte Vaughan
The Retreat
Great Holiday read
This was a complete change of genre for me but found The Retreat was able to keep me interested right to the end. There were a lot of characters but as I r... READ MORE
Debra  Gold
The Retreat
Absolutely Gripping!!!
I could not put this book down, each chapter leaves you wanting to carry on reading! Lots of twists and a big finish, you absolutely need to read this book... READ MORE
Samantha Payne
The Retreat
A chilling book which intrigues and grips you!
I had the opportunity to trial this book before it was released. The page cover design is fantastic and I love the consistency of the style and brand for ... READ MORE
Emma Matthews
The Retreat
Grab a drink, lock the door and enjoy
From the start we meet all the characters, learning a little bit about them, the the story starts at full throttle and doesn't let up until that very last ... READ MORE
Karen Niemeijer
The Retreat
A cast of unlikeable characters
I found this slow going. There were too many characters that were not developed well and were all pretty unlikeable and one dimensional. I kept having to ... READ MORE
olivia kirby
The Retreat
Slow burner with exciting twists
The pace of the first few chapters is very slow. After this the pace picks up. Things become more exciting. The chapters are short, therefore you are able ... READ MORE
Lisa Taylor-Timson
The Retreat
The retreat - A compelling read ! A real page turner
I was gifted this book for free in return for an honest review. The Retreat is a real page turner! Once I started I instantly felt like I wanted to know m... READ MORE
The Retreat
A Good Read
I enjoyed this book by Sarah Pearce, however it took me while to get into it. At the beginning, there is far too much descriptive language, above and beyon... READ MORE
Lucy Barnden
The Retreat
Brilliant read
I absolutely loved this book. It’s a thriller with so many twists and turns. To start with I love the short chapters as I found I could pick up this book d... READ MORE
Jennie  Bonham
The Retreat
Atmospheric Mystery Thriller
As an avid reader of thrillers it can take a lot to shock me. The Retreat’s revelations managed to achieve this more than once. I really liked the short ... READ MORE
Joanne  Robbins
The Retreat
A good read
The author has done a creative writing course which is evident, lots of description throughout the book. This when used for the hotel, island and the weath... READ MORE
Pippa Hyde
The Retreat
Clear your diary!
I couldn’t put this down, it gave me a serious case of “just one more chapter”. More twists than a turkey twizzler. Agatha Christie vibes!
Katy Millward
The Retreat
Good read for a holiday
I was gifted this book by Come Round and this is my honest review. I struggled with the first part. A lot of characters to follow but once I got through t... READ MORE
Jo Dearnaley
The Retreat
An engaging read in an amazing location
This book drew me in and reminded me of the Point Horror series I loved as a teenager, albeit with more sophisticated writing. The anticipation and turns o... READ MORE
Naomi Bignell
The Retreat
So many twists
I’m no book reviewer but I was lucky enough to be gifted this book from Come round Uk and Sarah Pearce in exchange for my honest review. This is my first... READ MORE
The Retreat
Thrilling Summer read must have
I was selected to read this book pre-release. It certainly doesn’t disappoint hence my 5 star rating. The author Sarah Pearse builds the suspense in short ... READ MORE
The Retreat
This book has it all, it's a slow hook at the start but It soon accelerates into twists and turns in every short chapter. It's an intensely dark murder, m... READ MORE
The Retreat
Captivating book
I loved reading this thriller. I was captivated by this book with many twists and turns. A book to have in your owned library!
Amandine Moock
The Retreat
Gripping read
Great gripping read set on the grounds of an old school with a grim history! You will be picking this book up at every opportunity the characters are reall... READ MORE
Marie Brassington
The Retreat
Would make a great tv show
My favourite reads are murder mysteries with a bit of a spooky twist. This book does not disappoint with events of present day connected to a spooky past. ... READ MORE
Simon Hall
The Retreat
Secrets will resurface
Welcome to LUMEN - the resort where guests come to relax, unwind. And die. The Retreat gave me ‘Broadchurch meets Camp Crystal Lake’ vibes - the first fe... READ MORE
Sarah Capps
The Retreat
A Real Treat, but some flaws
I love suspense thrillers, Devon and Spa breaks so was most intrigued to read what author Sarah Pearse had written in her latest book. I liked the book cov... READ MORE
Melanie Jackman
The Retreat
Interesting thriller
overall I enjoyed reading this thriller, the book is made up but a large number of very short chapters (3-5 pages), telling the story from differing views.... READ MORE
The Retreat
Full of suspense.
I found this book a little slow to get into but it soon had me gripped. The second in the series, this thriller keeps you in suspense throughout, just as y... READ MORE
Kirsty  Hutchison
The Retreat
Too many characters
This book has great setting descriptions and starts off full of potential as a group of friends go away on holiday. However, there were just to many charac... READ MORE
L Thomas
The Retreat
Gritty holiday read....fractured in places...
I found this book gritty , compelling to find out " who did it " ...but with so many characters to keep track on who was who .... stick at it if you get ... READ MORE
philippa howe
The Retreat
The Retreat
Overall super enjoyable. It did take me a few chapters to get in to but once I was familiar with the characters, I was hooked. Read the book super quickly ... READ MORE
Donnah Isaacs
The Retreat
Could not put down
I have to rate a book by how engrossed I get, and wow, did not put the book down, was obsessed! An author I am going to explore more for sure!
Amy  Nolan
The Retreat
Retreat and read this stylish thriller
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story builds as the chapters progress and you get a better understanding of each characters story. I particularly liked t... READ MORE
The Retreat
A slow start but a good thriller.
I found this quite hard to get into but then it improved as it went on. It was an interesting thriller with a spooky twist. I loved the short chapters whic... READ MORE
Jo Bohm
The Retreat
A new author to follow
I’d not read any of Sarah Pearse’s books before but this didn’t spoil what is essentially the second book of a series. The characters took a while to devel... READ MORE
Hannah Williams
The Retreat
Confusing cast but good read once I got into it
I found the large amount of characters all involved in certain scenes confusing to keep up with and slightly jumpy. The book overall was a good read I enjo... READ MORE
Ailsa Gallagher
The Retreat
It's ok
I received rhis book in return for my.honest review. I can say I was not overly impressed by this book. It took me a while to get into it and a few times ... READ MORE
The Retreat
Slow burner with a shock ending
The Retreat is the first novel by Sarah Pearse that I have read, and although it probably isn’t my favourite read of the year so far, I am compelled to pic... READ MORE
Helen White
The Retreat
Unpredictable thriller
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book at first, the author set the scene of the resort really well, it was easy to imagine being there. A lot of cha... READ MORE
Charlotte Messer
The Retreat
Page turner
Fab book that once I got into I couldn't put down. The ending was perfect!
Kirsty Maccuish
The Retreat
Great read for a busy mum who loves a crime thriller
As a busy mum finding time to read can be tricky but with short chapters I could keep coming back to it. Within the first few pages I knew this was my kind... READ MORE
laura Pizey
The Retreat
The retreat
This book focuses on a small island off the coast of Devon. It has a dreadful past crossing 2 generations. It is a slow burner and you are intrigued by the... READ MORE
Odette Britton
The Retreat
Amazing read edge of seat
Really loved this book the author pulled you in I could imagine the characters and their surroundings and was really invested in the story I loved the twis... READ MORE
Sarah Smith
The Retreat
Enthralling psychological thriller
I was gifted this book. "The Retreat" is an enthralling psychological thriller that successfully combines elements of mystery, suspense, and human drama. S... READ MORE
Claire Harding
The Retreat
Perfect holiday read
Now although I love a good thriller and a detective one.. I did struggle a little to get into this. However keep with it, there are ALOT of characters.. ma... READ MORE
Nicole Mackay
The Retreat
A gripping thriller
This book works as a stand alone even though part two of a series. I enjoyed the detective, the family drama and the setting. One of the POV dropped away r... READ MORE
Catherine Andrews
The Retreat
Gripping, kept me guessing!
It took a while for me personally to get into the book but once engaged it was great. It kept me guessing all the way through, very mysterious. It also had... READ MORE
Samantha Sargent
The Retreat
Lots of suspense, twists and turns.
I was so happy to be selected to receive a copy of The Retreat. What can I say! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There are quite a few characters to get use... READ MORE
Wendy McCouaig
The Retreat
Couldn’t put it down
This is the 1st book I e read from this author and she didn’t disappoint. I loved all the twits and turns in this book the chapters are short which lets yo... READ MORE
Angela  Brown
The Retreat
Too much too soon
I was looking forward to reading this book but I really struggled with it. In the first 20ish pages, 19 characters were introduced! I found myself having ... READ MORE
Emma  Davies
The Retreat
Gripping thriller
Loved this book that I was gifted recently. It’s a tale of murder and suspense. Slow to start but builds up to a thrilling finale. I didn’t guess the murde... READ MORE
Lynne mcguigan
The Retreat
What an amazing exciting and thrilling read
I was recently given this book to read and must say, at the beginning, the first two chapters it took me some time to get into it, BUT, once I did I was ho... READ MORE
Cheryl Mc Mullan
The Retreat
What a read
I'm not going to lie, from the off set i found it a little hard to get into this read. But I kept going and my god am I glad I did. Full of twists and turn... READ MORE
Nikita Baldwin
The Retreat
It took me a while to get past the first couple of chapters as I did find the character(s) introduction quit slow and uneventful. Once I got past those cha... READ MORE
Danielle Thornton
The Retreat
A brilliant suspense novel
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and will definitely be buying more of these books! Would highly ... READ MORE
Ruth Graham
The Retreat
Very Long Winded
I received this book as part of a promotion for free. It took me a long time to get in to it. So many chapters that I feel could have been cut down a bit. ... READ MORE
Julie Jessup
The Retreat
Twists and turns that keep you guessing
This was the first book I have read by Sarah Pearse and I will be going back for more! I enjoyed the twists and turns in this thriller which kept me guessi... READ MORE
Shilz Na
The Retreat
The Retreat Well, what can I say! This is an absolutely fantastic book that kept me on my toes the entire time, completely invested from beginning to end... READ MORE
Jay Parr
The Retreat
Gripping and intense; just what you want from a good thriller
Loved this book from only a few pages in. Although it was a little slow to start, the pace soon picked up and had me gripped. Every “just a few more pages”... READ MORE
Laura Buckley
The Retreat
Good en the end
It took me few chapter to get in to the book but once I did I loved it the storyline was fan in the end just took me a bit to get the sw ok ing of it cause... READ MORE
Rachel m clynch
The Retreat
Absolutely amazing book that I struggled to put down. Even better that it was set in Devon coast! The twists had me hooked and guessing what each character... READ MORE
Emma McLean
The Retreat
A exciting thriller
For me this was a slow start and slightly confusing but once I got into it and pasted that it ended up being an exciting thriller with lots of twists and s... READ MORE
sarah davies
The Retreat
Loved this!
This was addictive and exciting, with lots of twists and turns which really did keep me gripped. Loved the unexpected finale, Iwould recommend.
Paula Fairest
The Retreat
Additive reading
Great suspense novel from Sarah Pearse, was captivating throughout. Was easy to read yet difficult to put down. There were a few twist and turns and kept ... READ MORE
Laura  Smith
The Retreat
Lots of characters -good twists- worth a read
There were a lot of characters to learn from the beginning - I had to keep checking back on who was who. Lots of twists and turns but kept me guessing unt... READ MORE
Debbie Rogers
The Retreat
Too many characters and twists
Although this is the second book about Detective Elin Warner, it is easily read as a standalone. It is a slow start as so many characters are introduced in... READ MORE
The Retreat
Intriguing "who dunnit" with a costal backdrop
*no spoilers review* was drawn into the story slowly, the intrigue of the lingering question of who dunnit kept me locked in until the end, the coastal bac... READ MORE
Amber Methven
The Retreat
Exciting and thrilling
I was very excited to read this story, as I love the thrill of finding out who 'done it' in a murder mystery and this one kept me guessing! The story is a... READ MORE
Felicity  Abbott
The Retreat
Enjoyable thriller
This is the 2nd book following detective Elin Warner. I enjoyed the Sanatourium and so was pleased to read another book in the series. However, you don't h... READ MORE
The Retreat
Couldn’t put it down!
This was not my usual reading genre but I was happily surprised. Was a bit hard for me to follow at the beginning but after that the suspense had me hooked... READ MORE
Ramona Farcas
The Retreat
Pacy whodunnit that keeps you guessing
I hadn’t read the first book in the series so was worried I would have missed some background but I soon caught up and the book flowed really nicely with l... READ MORE
Geraldine Hook
The Retreat
Excellent summer read
A great thrilling book with twists and turns. The perfect summer read. I was gifted this book but this is an honest review.
Jayne Lee
The Retreat
As a huge fan of the Sanatorium, i was delighted to get this book and dived right into it. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. There wasn't too much linking i... READ MORE
Vicki Leaver
The Retreat
Page turner - do not miss - brilliant book
I loved the retreat. It was a real page turner and full of suspense and mystery. The location is one of the main characters in the book and looks large ove... READ MORE
Katy Thomas
The Retreat
So much adrenaline as I read, I had to keep taking breaks
The story immediately gets going, the scene setting and character development feels effortless and as one of three sisters myself, the sibling relationship... READ MORE
Gemma Makeig-Kitchener
The Retreat
Full of Suspense!
This book was an enjoyable read. There are quite a few different characters introduced right at the start and I did find it a little hard keeping track of ... READ MORE
Atie Khan
The Retreat
It's written like you're there, hiding in the bushes!!
There are quite a lot of characters, it's a very busy descriptive book. Keep your wits about you, it all comes together in the end but keeps you guessing t...