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The Lodge by Sue Watson

In "The Lodge" readers will find a captivating and emotional story that delves into family, loyalty, and love.

Angela, who is turning 75, organizes a family weekend at a stunning lodge on the Cornish coast, fearing it maybe her last birthday celebration. Her son, his wife & baby, 2 teenage children, and his ex-wife have all been invited to this extraordinary family affair. The combination of a blizzard and being stranded brings out old resentments and jealousies, resulting in a recipe for disaster.

Just when you think you have everything all worked out, Sue throws another spanner in the works. I frequently thought I had predicted the book's trajectory and events, only to be taken aback repeatedly.

To make matters worse, the police have arrived and stated that an accident has occurred, being treated as a hit-and-run!!

I found the story enjoyable and the setting captivating. This book's captivation lies in the author's ability to hide many things, even from the reader. The reader is kept on edge as secrets come to light and the plot unfolds, just like the characters. By using different perspectives, the plot becomes richer and readers gain personal insights into each character. I found the character interactions to be enjoyable - the tension in the air was intense - I empathized with the betrayed wife, and I had my own theories. Even though a few of them were correct, I didn't predict the final surprises.

Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sue Watson for an advanced copy in exchange for an unbiased and honest opinion.


About the Author

Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written eighteen novels, many have been translated into several languages. Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, THE EMPTY NEST, THE SISTER-IN-LAW, FIRST DATE and her latest, THE FOREVER HOME.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her family in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing - okay, procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake, while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she's perfected after many years of practice.

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