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The Resort by Sue Watson

Digital Reads Reviews is a blog-haven for book posts and tech tips. This is a review of a family drama with a dash of murder.
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Not too good

Publication Date: June 2022

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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.

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

My Review

What was it all about

The Resort by Sue Watson was a thriller by half of what I normally would expect from this author. 

Three couples and one dead waitress, and did one of them murder her? They all were seen speaking to her at different times in their stay. 

How it made me feel - The Good

The beginning was a complete family drama showing me friction between all of them. 

There were a lot of to-and-fro of emotions between them, with a commonality that they weren’t happy. Typical of a family drama book. 

With the murder of the waitress, I liked how it became a bit like an investigative thriller with the cops taking charge. 

The ending had a delicious twist that I appreciated and absolutely didn’t expect. 

The Bad

Things went downhill soon. The writing could not capture my interest as it was no longer a psychological thriller. The murder mystery took a backseat. 

The dialogues lost its zing and became monotonous. 

The characters were unlikable and grated on my nerves, each one had a quality that made me want to put the book down.

At one point, I stopped caring whether they lived or died. In fact, it would have been a better thriller had they died. That would have been a great twist. 

The Conclusion

The concept was great, but the delivery was no great shakes. in fact, The Resort by M. J. Hardy was more exciting. Check it out here

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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