My book review of 'The Family Retreat' by Bev Thomas

by Bev Thomas
The Family Retreat
by Bev Thomas

I do like the occasional domestic psychological thriller and this one certainly had me gripped trying to guess what was going to happen next. There were some great twists though some of the themes were dark and challenging and it was quite unsettling as the story moves away from its opening as an innocent, recuperative family holiday in a cottage by the sea in Dorset.

Jess needs a break away from her job as a GP in the city. She's always trying to do her best, go the extra mile and help others, but for the moment she needs to focus on herself and her family.

Her neighbours at the holiday cottage seem to have a few issues of their own going on, though, and Jess can't help but get involved. Only the situation is very different from what she imagined, and the consequences are far reaching. A great page turner though ultimately addressing some big issues.

Date of this review: April 2023
Book publication date: 11th May 2023