The Retreat Audiobook, by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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Author: Elisabeth de Mariaffi Narrator: Erin Moon Publisher: Mulholland Books Audio Length: Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549106354

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The Hunting Party meets The Shining in this chilling literary thriller about a woman who arrives at a remote mountain retreat looking for artistic inspiration when disaster strikes—trapping her among strangers who begin, one by one, to meet unspeakable ends.

Maeve Martin arrives at the High Water Center for the Arts, a gorgeous lodge nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, determined to do one thing: begin her own dance company. A retired performer and mother of two, time is running out for her to find her feet again after the collapse of her disastrous—and violent—marriage. And at first, there's a thrill to being on her own for the first time in years. Isolated in the snowy beauty of the retreat, Maeve can forget the ghost of her past for an hour, for a day.


But when an avalanche strikes, Maeve finds herself trapped with six other guests. They’ve lost all power, phone service, heat, and the road back to town. At first, there’s a sense of camaraderie—the fire is warm, the freezer well-stocked. But as the days pass and the storm rages on outside, tensions start to run high. Help is coming, so they just have to hold on, right?


Then the first guest meets an unspeakable death. Followed by another.


Soon Maeve must admit how little she knows about these strangers . . . and how useless a locked door is if the darkness is already inside.

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  • “A magnificently absorbing and haunting novel…With a dabble each of Hitchcock thriller, cozy mystery, and domestic noir, The Retreat offers readers a most thrilling setup followed by a galloping sprint to the final page. What a terrifyingly fun read.”

    - Amy Stuart, author of Still Here

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About the Author

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the author of a book of short stories, How to Get Along with Women, which was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, The Devil You Know, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail and the National Post. Hysteria, was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the Globe and Mail. Both her novels were shortlisted for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

About the Narrator

Erin Moon is a professional actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of over 150 novels. She lives and records in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.