The Writing Retreat The Writing Retreat

The Writing Retreat

A Novel

    • 3.8 • 188 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

In this instant New York Times bestselling and “utterly addictive thriller” (Ana Reyes, New York Times bestselling author), a young author is invited to an exclusive writer’s retreat that soon descends into a pulse-pounding nightmare.

Alex has all but given up on her dreams of becoming a published author when she receives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: attend an exclusive, month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo. Even the knowledge that Wren, her former best friend and current rival, is attending doesn’t dampen her excitement.

But when the attendees arrive, Roza drops a bombshell—they must all complete an entire novel from scratch during the next month, and the author of the best one will receive a life-changing seven-figure publishing deal. Determined to win this seemingly impossible contest, Alex buckles down and tries to ignore the strange happenings at the estate, including Roza’s erratic behavior, Wren’s cruel mind games, and the alleged haunting of the mansion itself. But when one of the writers vanishes during a snowstorm, Alex realizes that something very sinister is afoot. With the clock running out, she must discover the truth—or suffer the same fate.

A claustrophobic and “audacious psychological thriller debut” (Publishers Weekly), The Writing Retreat expertly explores the dark side of female relationships, fame, and the desire to have our stories told.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
February 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

BeachPlummmy ,

Page turner.

Could not put it down.

JTayH ,

A fun read

I really enjoyed this book! I flew through it because I couldn’t put it down and thought it was super engaging. While it does involve a mystery, it focuses a lot on female friendship and I thought that was really interesting for this genre. I would read it again!

kaykaybean13 ,

Julia Bartz is OUTSTANDING!!

What a deliciously dark, disturbing story Julia Bartz has written. This is such a harrowing, riveting and thrilling ride that’s full of heart racing terror and sheer horror. For all the thriller, mystery fans out there- THIS ONE IS A MUST READ of 2023!!!

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