REVIEW: Everytime I pick up a book by Kiersten Modglin, I’m filled with excitement and trepidation. Excitement because I know I’m in for a good read and trepidation because she scares the pants off me. I have dreams of her books. So, I can’t just put it down and go to sleep. Yes, I can, but I’m going to dream about it all night. A Quiet Retreat was no exception.
This book is written in two time lines. The first one is a writer’s retreat in a victorian mansion in South Dakota. The other is a timeline that takes place before the retreat. Probably years ago. Both of the timelines were interesting but they were so different. I felt like I was shifting gears all the time. That is not so much of a problem. I think the problem was my mind trying to figure out how in the world these two timelines come together. Never fear I didn’t figure it out…AT ALL! Kiersten’s mind is so twisted. I still don’t know how she thinks up these scenarios. Who has a mind like hers?
Her characters are interesting and I tried to figure out who the authors were at the retreat. After all, I think they were real authors with the names changed to protect the innocent! They were all supposed to be the favorite authors of the invitee. I think Daniel was Stephen King but, who am I? I need to ask Kiersten about that. I haven’t figured out if one of them was actually Kiersten. Let me know what you think when you read the book. I’d like your opinion.
If you are looking for a fun and exciting read for Halloween, this would be the book I would choose for you. You can’t go wrong with any of Kiersten’s books but, releasing this one on Halloween was pure genius! If I were you, I would turn off my lights, light a candle, get a hot drink, a fuzzy blanket and a snack or two and forget about those trick or treaters. Settle in with Kiersten Modglin’s new book A Quiet Retreat and enjoy your evening.
Until next time…Happy Reading!
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SYNOPSIS: You are cordially invited to visit the new Black Hills Manor Writing Retreat.
That’s how it all begins—with a simple invitation.
For five authors, it’s meant to be the start of a restful week, filled with free food, drinks, and likeminded company.
But shortly after their arrival, things take an unsettling turn.
Broken property, missing items, and strange noises are just some of the odd occurrences that have each member questioning their companions. As suspicions mount, the authors are pitted against each other.
Whom can they trust in a house full of strangers?
With tensions rising, the writers find themselves in the middle of their own mystery. Death, terror, and despair are common elements in their books, but at Black Hills Manor, the murders being plotted are their own.
4 thoughts on “A Quiet Retreat by Kiersten Modglin ~ 5⭐”
I have not read any of this author’s books. I sure need to. They sound great.
You would like her.
I agree, Daniel was definitely the Stephen King in my head!
Great minds think the same!