Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger #blogtour #review

Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger.

Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this atmospheric and gripping locked-room thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? Especially in an isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. The reviews are stellar.

But a deadly storm is brewing. The owner seems just a little too present. The chef reveals that the beautiful house has a spine-tingling history. And the guests have their own complicated pasts, with secrets that run blood deep. The perfect weekend is about to turn into a nightmare.

I love a Lisa Unger book so I was thrilled to get a copy to read of her latest novel to read for the blog tour. Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six has a very creepy premise that seems to be a rather popular premise at the moment so I knew it needed to work well to grab my attention-and thankfully it did!

This has so many ingredients that combine to make a decent psychological thriller. There’s a large cast of unlikeable characters, an intensely complex storyline and a big mystery that is worth killing to keep secret, all set within a cabin in the middle of nowhere with a storm on the way! There were lots of different threads weaving together so I was never quite sure which was the one I needed to keep a closer eye on! But from the beginning I knew that the DNA tests the family all received for Christmas presents was the key to unlock the secrets being hidden.

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six is enough to put you off renting a cosy and remote getaway cottage for your next holiday but if you do, this may not be the best book to take with you! I really enjoyed the twists and turn and even though it’s not my favourite Lisa Unger book, I did enjoy it’s dark themes and unsettling moments.

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty novels, including SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIX, LAST GIRL GHOSTED, and CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 — now in development at Netflix, starring Jessica Alba. With books published in thirty-three languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.

Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Audie, Hammett, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa is the current co-President of the International Thriller Writers organization. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.


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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.