Pub Day REVIEW: The Writing Retreat

“The few times I’d timidly given her one of my stories to read, she’d found pleasure in pointing out any improbabilities. This would never happen.”


Yeah, that quote says it all for me.

It’s a bit like Nanowrimo if a maniacal Willy Wonka type ran it.

The Plot meets The Finalists meets The Hunting Wives.

This one took me a bit to get into. I am challenged by books with mostly unlikable characters so the beginning of this read was slow going for me. Once the pace picked up it was a little better but it was very unbelievable and that took me out of it.

The story within the story was a meh for me. And I didn’t really care who lived or died by the end.

Just because this one wasn’t for me doesn’t mean it won’t be for you. If you can suspend reality and just enjoy the quirky ego-driven violence of a story then give it a try.

Thanks to Atria Books for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

Are you having pancakes or celebrating in any way today?

Published by openmypages

I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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