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Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six | Lisa Unger
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"A deliciously tense ride." Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of One By One Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this chilling locked-room thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger. What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannahs loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the listing online. The reviews are stellar. Its his birthday gift to Hannah and includes their spouses and another couple. The six friends need this trip with good food, good company and lots of R & R, far from the chatter and pressures of modern life. But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare. A deadly storm is brewing. The rental host seems just a little too present. The personal chef reveals that their beautiful house has a spine-tingling history. And the friends have their own complicated past, with secrets that run blood deep. How well does Hannah know her brother, her own husband? Can she trust her best friend? And who is the new boyfriend, crashing their party? Meanwhile, someone is determined to ruin the weekend, looking to exact a payback for deeds long buried. Who is the stranger among them?
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LeslieO
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Looking forward to my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin but got distracted by my new #BOTM.

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SilversReviews
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Today‘s Prompt: CABIN

A storm is brewing outside and inside of the luxurious weekend cabin.

Is everyone who they say they are?

Is everyone telling the truth?

This book was actually confusing, not at all a favorite, and one I was not anxious to get back to.

Too many things were going on, and there were too many unlikable characters.

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Eggs Perfect 🩵🏕️💙 1mo
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DebinHawaii
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#StoryScenes

This book featured a luxury #Cabin secluded in the Georgia woods. 🌲😱🌲

Eggs Well done👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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ShyBookOwl
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The carcass is splayed in the middle of the table.

#FirstLineFridays The sentence is referring to what's left of their Xmas turkey, but unfortunately, I've seen the slasher, Thanksgiving, so all I can see is... well, I'll spare those of u who haven't watched it the imagery 😅

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CoffeeK8
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Pickpick

A wonderfully suspenseful book focused on 3 couples and how they allow room for secrets and lies in their relationships.

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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

Book 9 of ‘24.

Suffers from timeline switching - so one timeline slows down the overall pace for mainly exposition - and a criminal case of “no normal people talk like this”. I‘ve never read this author before but it feels in line with Lucy Foley or Riley Sager — popcorn mystery with a lot of red herrings and dead ends with unlikeable (but human) characters.

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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

The premise of this book was very promising to me but fell short of great. I didn‘t connect to any of the characters due to the multiple points of view and overall number of characters. I also didn‘t like how drawn out the story was until the ending when everything rushed together to put a neat little bow on everything. I definitely wanted some more follow up about several of the characters. ⭐️⭐️

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Jhullie
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Mehso-so

I wanted a thriller, full of suspense and intrigue… it didn‘t live up to that for me.

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Larkken
Mehso-so

Holy genetic determinism, batman!

batsy 😂😂 7mo
bthegood 😂 😂 7mo
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TrishB
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t hate it as much as @batsy but it wasn‘t the best thriller I‘ve ever read. Some potential, but unrealistic plot line that felt like an add on. And my sympathy for rich, nasty people is always low.

bthegood This was a soso/almost pan for me - I have tried two Unger books and so far they have been soso's at best. 7mo
batsy Gosh, was reminded again about how irritated I was with this 😆 7mo
Larkken Ugh I just read this one this month too and was also annoyed by it, @batsy I should have looked more carefully at your review! Hah (edited) 7mo
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TrishB @bthegood I didn‘t think I‘d read one before but my kindle tells me I have! 7mo
TrishB @batsy your review made me smile 😁 7mo
TrishB @Larkken I didn‘t look at reviews first either! 7mo
batsy @Larkken 😁 7mo
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deeannloso
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“Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this chilling locked-room thriller.”

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bthegood
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Mehso-so

Main characters - Mako rents a cabin for weekend getaway for his wife Liza, sister Hannah, brother in law Bruce, friend Cricket and her beau Joshua. Trina/Cat and Henry are introduced and will pull the story together. Side character - The host of the rental – who has cameras everywhere and spies on people. Storm, guests cut off from outside world, -someone is out to get them. Low so/so, almost pan⬇️
Make a great day everyone 🍂

bthegood I found the relationship between Mako, Hannah and Cricket to be so unhealthy – it was a turn off. The overall reason the group is being “hunted” is too far of a stretch as well. There were many reasons one could want Mako dead or to punish Hannah and Cricket, but the author chose one that is almost unbelievable.
I finished to see how it ended. Second Unger book and have found I am not a fan.
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Megabooks The more reviews of this I read the more I‘m glad I bailed! Nice review! 8mo
bthegood @Megabooks thanks 🙂 8mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

Hannah has some misgivings as she leaves for a luxury weekend away with her husband, her brother Mako & his wife, & best friend Cricket & new squeeze. As the six friends arrive, the weather changes & the group are stuck in the isolated cabin. Furthermore there's something a bit off with their rental owner & the house has a tragic backstory. As the weather cools outside, inside tempers heat up, & it seems someone has a deadly agenda. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf This author's books seem to be a bit hit & miss for me: I really liked Under My Skin but wasn't keen on Last Girl Ghosted. This one sits in the middle, it's quite good but I didn't really like it much. The characters are necessarily mostly unlikeable & the reader experiences most events through Hannah's eyes but the second strand of the story which is told by a character called Henry takes you out of the secret-filled cabin which dilutes the 8mo
OutsmartYourShelf tension. The stories do eventually dovetail but it only partly works. 3⭐

TWs: self-harm, infidelity, miscarriage, drug use, violence, animal cruelty/death.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4804684971
Read 27th-30th Oct 2023

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TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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LeslieO
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Two years in a row! How did I get so lucky. What an amazing box of goodies! I love it all, Danelle @DHill The pasta is so fun. The books look great (the tagged one was high on my want list) and I love that you included the mag with the article on the author. Can‘t wait to start the puzzle and play the card game. It‘s all so wonderful, thank you so much. Thank you for hosting @wanderinglynn #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃🖤👻🧡 9mo
DHill Enjoy Enjoy!!! It was so fun shopping for you again!!. 🖤🎃🧡 9mo
LeslieO @DHill You are the best! I should have taken a picture before o opened everything. The wrapping was perfect! 9mo
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bthegood
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Enjoying the last of the fall days. #Scarathlon #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

Make a great day everyone!🎃

dabbe 🖤🎃🖤 9mo
WJCintron 😍😍😍 9mo
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bthegood
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(*source halloweencountdownlive)

#Scarathlon #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

Make a great day everyone 🎃

Gissy 🤣🤣 9mo
WJCintron 🤣😂🤣 9mo
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bthegood
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Word game for week 3 - #Scarathlon #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

Make a great day everyone 🎃

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batsy
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Panpan

This was clearly not for me, but I read till the end to see how it all resolves—and it resolves in a very bad way. Silly, and offensively silly at times. Furthermore, an insult to readers. And the author is proud to tell us it's her twentieth book.

LeahBergen Yikes. 9mo
Aimeesue Thanks for taking one for the team here! I will be on the lookout for this author so I can avoid them. 😁 9mo
BarbaraBB It doesn‘t seem like a Suba book at all! 9mo
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batsy @LeahBergen Pretty much! 9mo
batsy @Aimeesue Haha! I feel so mean, but if it's their 20th book it needs to be a lot better on all fronts 🙈 9mo
batsy @BarbaraBB No, not quite 😆 I do love a cheesy thriller but this failed in that regard, so I'm miffed! Lol 9mo
BarbaraBB On to the next! Let me know when you‘ve found a good one! 9mo
Aimeesue @batsy If a book‘s just not good, it‘s not good, no matter who wrote it. Even Stephen King, whom I genuinely like, had some . . . questionable books published. 😂 9mo
Cathythoughts So disappointing! I‘m always on the lookout for a decent thriller. I‘m about to start Kala by Colin Walsh, I hear all good things ! 🤞🏻 9mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Yes, I've heard good things about that one, too! Will look out for your review. 9mo
Reggie I‘m also shocked you picked this up. 9mo
batsy @Reggie 😂 9mo
sarahbarnes Your review made me chuckle. Sometimes I‘m shocked about how some books get published, but I think to each their own? 9mo
batsy @sarahbarnes Me too, I go between these two views regularly 😆 9mo
Centique I love this review!“Furthermore, an insult to readers” - i want that on a tshirt! #thebestkindofsnarky 9mo
batsy @Centique Haha, thank you! 🙈😁 9mo
Suet624 Doesn‘t seem like your style of book. 9mo
batsy @Suet624 I do like a thriller as a popcorn read but it does have to be fun at least if it's going to be totally without logic 😂 9mo
Suet624 @batsy 😂😂😂 9mo
RaeLovesToRead 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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Madison91
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Pickpick

Best book I‘ve read in ages!

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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

My first Lisa Unger and I thought she did a good job of weaving the many dangling threads to create a satisfying story. I‘m not sure ALL the storylines were necessary but this was a good mindless listen for a lazy Sunday. #BorrowNotBuy #Hoopla

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SonyaBeatty
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Current read 📚

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kimmypete1
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Pickpick

Soooooo good. Didn‘t see how things were going to be all connected and couldn‘t put it down.

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DHill
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20% in and just a meh. Hopefully the story picks up soon.

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DebinHawaii
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Pickpick

Finished this week & a soft pick for me. I like Lisa zinger & enjoyed the twists & turns of this one even if the reveals seemed a bit obvious to me. Loved the atmosphere of the secluded luxury cabin, but lots of characters (several unlikable) & side characters to keep track of & some didn‘t seem necessary to the plot and/or were red herrings. Still twisty & good tension building kept me picking it up when I could in a busy week with a new job.

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

This book has two storylines: in one, 3 couples with a lot of history vacation at a secluded cabin while a storm bears down & someone stalks them; the other is the story of Henry, a gentle soul we meet when he's 14 & his mother is murdered. I had my doubts that these stories would come together but they did. A soft pick.
Pros: Henry, a locked room mystery, vivid descriptions, Detective West, the emphasis on relationships & what makes a family. ⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ Cons: Mako (tho there'd be no book without him) Cricket, the unnecessary addition of the ghost story at the cabin, the time spent on superfluous characters (the chef and server) who felt like loose ends, even Bracken- who I found interesting- was completely unnecessary. I'd have happily read a whole book about him, the reasons for his voyeurism, and, especially, the reasons he was able to let go of that and begin a relationship with May, but ⬇️ 1y
bookandbedandtea ⬆️ none of that had anything to do with the two stories playing out and took time away from those events. 1y
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Buchbeeg
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Panpan

Meh, this is not great. There's so much going on and yet I kept feeling like nothing new had really happened. There's also a wide cast of characters that you are keeping track of and I truly don't believe they are all needed. And in some cases just takes away from the core story.

And over all I just didn't like the writing and the random way people are described. . . I don't know it just hit me wrong. Not for me.

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HollyBolly
Pickpick

I loved this! Great discussion on family and lots of thrillery moments.

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Nicki_K
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Pickpick

This was a secluded psychological thriller about three couples who vacation in a luxury cabin in the woods of Georgia. With the threat of a hurricane,hidden motives come to light,affairs are revealed, and a dark secret is unearthed, culminating in murder.It was a twisty,atmospheric read, told from multiple points of view with alternating timelines between the past and present.It was a twisty thriller that had my mind spinning,well worth reading.

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bookandbedandtea
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Tea, lemon wafers, and a fresh library book. Sunday mornings make me happy. 😊

Chelsea.Poole Perfect set up! 1y
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ShelleyBooksie
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When you are only on chapter 8 of a book and the author has already used the word "fecund" 6 times.

BeeMagical LOL this one was a struggle for me. It just didn‘t have the goods 🙃 (edited) 1y
TheLudicReader I hate overused words... suddenly that's all I think about while reading. 1y
jlhammar Oh no, that would bother the heck out of me! 1y
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AmyG And with words like that, they stick out. So you are bound to easily recognize it again. Drives me nuts, too. @TheLudicReader Exactly! 1y
UwannaPublishme 🤦🏻‍♀️😬🙄 1y
BiblioLitten Oh no!! It would distract me so much. 1y
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ShelleyBooksie
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What a bright spot in my day! Thank you for the lovely cards @TheLudicReader , @KateReadsYA , @Deblovestoread

KateReadsYA You're welcome 💖 1y
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Read4life
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Pickpick

Overall, a pick for me but definitely not my favorite Unger book. The pacing was up and down for me but ultimately had enough twist to keep me interested.
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Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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angel1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
I was really excited to read this one but it just fell flat for me. The storyline was was interesting enough though to keep me reading until the end.

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nem2988
Pickpick

Unique but familiar story line, enjoyable, quick read.

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MelKelsey
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Pickpick

Book 10

I listened to Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, a novel about a family taking a weekend retreat that turns out to be anything but relaxing. The storylines are numerous and unexpected, with an entire portion as a red herring. Disappointingly, it wasn't the book I expected, but it isn't without merit. 3.5 stars

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MaleficentBookDragon
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The #manpanion went a little overboard with the candy for my #jolabokaflod 🎁 this year.

Bookzombie Looks about right to me. 🙂 2y
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swishandflick
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Pickpick

I can see why this one doesn't work for everyone, and I wouldn't say it's my favorite of Unger's, but it's a pretty twisty slow burn of a thriller that I quite enjoyed! It may have been because I read it all in one sitting, bc there's a lot to keep straight. But for a book that starts with one of those "6 people in a cabin during a thunderstorm" plots, it most definitely turns into something completely different!

deeannloso I really enjoyed it! 2y
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deeannloso
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Listening to two audiobooks: one during the day and one at night. 😊🤓

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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

I‘ve read a few other books by Lisa Unger and I really enjoyed them. This one was no exception! I couldn‘t put it down and there were several twists in the book. She is very quickly becoming one of my must read authors!

MyNamesParadise I‘ve bought a couple of Unger‘s books at my local independent bookstore and Books-A-Million. I was curious about this title! 2y
NikkiKey94 @MyNamesParadise you should definitely read it if you like her books! It was very good. 2y
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AmandaBlaze
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Pickpick

Usually I tear through a new Lisa Unger book. This one took around 5 days to read, and is a low pick by me. The pacing would quicken only to be slowed down by backstory. The ending is the best part to me as all the twists are tied together. In the end, it's about the family we choose versus what biology gives us. 3.5 stars.
#NovelNovember @Andrew65

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the review! I will not be in a rush!! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 2y
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AmandaBlaze
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“The carcass is splayed in the middle of the table.“
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

WJCintron Great first line! 🙌😃 2y
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BookLineNSinker
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Bailedbailed

Well... All I can say is that I feel like I wasted the better part of a week trying to get through this book, it just didn't hold my attention from the beginning. There was also a LOT going on in this booj, possibly too much... It just didn't work for me and this IS my normal wheelhouse. So oh well, I bailed. Too much time wasted on this mess of a book.

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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 205🎧 2.5⭐️

As an audiobook, this could have done with a few more narrators. There are so many characters, with one voice it gets muddy.

There were a few solid moments but I wasn‘t too shocked by the outcome.

A few TW but not gruesome.

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AmandaBlaze
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Tonight‘s read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! Looking forward to your review 📚 2y
WJCintron Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving 🍁💃🙌🤗😃 2y
AmandaBlaze @WJCintron Thanks! I hope you did, too! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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This one is so good so far…creepy cabin the woods are my jam

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LKK526
Mehso-so

Two husbands and wives and one of the wive‘s best friends and her new boyfriend are spending the weekend at a luxury resort in the woods. There is so much going on in this book that it made it an unenjoyable read. Some of it was just far-fetched. I wavered between so-so and a pan

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JHSiess
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Pickpick

🏡 🄱🄾🄾🄺 🅁🄴🅅🄸🄴🅆⁣⁣ 🩸
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𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐔𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 always delivers a cleverly imagined, tautly constructed thriller that keeps readers guessing right up to the conclusion. 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐒𝐢𝐱 is replete with red herrings, & morally despicable & ambiguous characters. It's a contemporary mystery & thought-provoking consideration of the ramifications on families of scientific & technological advances. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁣⁣
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SilversReviews
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Mehso-so

A storm is brewing outside and inside of the luxurious weekend cabin.

Is everyone who they say they are?

Is everyone telling the truth?

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/2ce9b2r8

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