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Summary

From the Sunday Times and Richard & Judy Book Club best-selling author comes a thrilling, suspenseful tale that will leave you breathless. 

You come to the retreat to be healed. You don’t expect to die.

Two years ago, Fran’s sister, Jenna, disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.

Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.

Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat—the first since his release—and finds herself face-to-face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?

The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest heart-in-mouth roller-coaster ride from the Sunday Times best seller. 

©2021 C.L. Taylor (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An absolute belter of a novel." (Elizabeth Haynes)

"A sensational novel!" (Gillian Mcallister)

"Another twisty-turny and unputdownable read from the queen of psychological thrillers. Her Last Holiday is a chillingly plausible tale of why you should never, ever go on a wellness retreat." (Susi Holliday)

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Another great book by CL Taylor

I devour books and I seem to have read a lot of psychological thrillers lately which all share a similar theme; Charming but ultimately abusive husband gaslighting wife type thing.
It was great to read something different and unexpected.

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Gripping

loved this book. Could easily put me off going on a retreat though. Excellent performance and storyline

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unecessary drawn out ending

despite many things, I enjoyed listening to this story and galloped through it. I needed to know what happened and was gripped. however, every character was odd and unrelatable, the cult-like retreat VERY odd, the rediculous family dynamics of Fran and her kin unbelievable. the resolution was satisfactory, but the end got a bit daft.
still, couldn't put it down and I enjoyed this story very much. pure escapism into a daft wee tale.

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Great

Very gripping story and really well read by Clare Corbett. This is my 3rd audio book from CL Taylor having listened to TheFear and Strangers and she is one of my favourite authors.

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interesting and engaging

Good story with believable characters. plot line was good and not quite predictable. I liked the (near) ending (not the final bit) which was generally happy, but with a bit of a twist (final bit) which I did think was superfluous and so ignored. some of the touchy feely stuff got a bit sickening at the end

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The story seemed disjointed at first.
The main character is a bit bizarre but interesting. Once it gets going makes more sense and is all tied up nicely. The retreat is a bit cult like…

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An Easy Listener.

I have only listened to one other audible by this author,"The Escape'. Personally, I preferred the storyline in that one.But this one was on the whole good .Lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing to the very end. And quite a few surprises.Definitely worth choosing .The Narrator was very good.

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wooden empty characters, it was a soul less story. I couldn't warm to any of them. The story was not believable. The narrators voice was fast, clipped and breathless, even on normal speed. I really wish I had not bothered.

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Good aspects!

A couple of things which disappointed me, people from Gozo are called Gozitans not Gozonians!! Also the accent given to a local did not sound Maltese or even Gozitan. Otherwise good story although ending seemed rushed!

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Confusing array of characters

So many characters..some with aliases, which added to the confusion. Who was who? it was hard to keep up. That spoilt
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