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The Resort by Sue Watson – ARC Review




My Rating ~ Four and a half Stars

4half-gold-stars copy

RELEASE DATE:  24 June 2022

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 276

Publisher: Bookouture

Source: NetGalley





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?




Thank you so much to Bookouture for providing me with a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!


Sam and Dave, Daisy and Tom, Becky and Josh. They all have something in common – they’re staying at the same beautiful, expensive resort. They’re all there for different reasons, but proximity brings the strangers together for a ‘holiday friendship’ and then the suspicious death of someone at the resort brings them even closer, while also threatening to tear them apart.  As their individual marriages come under scrutiny, everyone is a suspect and no-one knows who to trust.

The Resort was a breathtaking book – quite literally – I was holding my breath for most of it! The twists were coming from everywhere and I had no idea who was hiding what until the very end.  Every one of the main men were absolutely infuriating in their own ways – could I reach through the pages and strangle at least one of them? Is that too much to ask? 😅 and the women were incredibly interesting, with the type of back stories that made you feel like you really knew them.  

There was a little bit of repetitiveness (like the sheer number of times the characters had to tell us how hot it was and that it was ‘the hottest UK summer on record’ but that was a very small annoyance. The rest of the story was absolutely brilliant.

Honestly, I’m left feeling like I don’t know if I should pick up another mystery too soon after finishing this one, because after this, surely anything else will feel lacking in the ‘gasp worthy twists’ area!





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