The Last Resort Book Review

The Last Resort Book Review

Title: The Last Resort
Author: Susi Holliday
Published: December 1, 2020, Thomas & Mercer
No. of Pages: 299
Cover Price: $15.95 Paperback, $1.99 Kindle

During the first chapters of The Last Resort by Susi Holliday, readers will be reminded of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, And Then There Were None. Amelia, as well as six others, have been invited to an all expense paid vacation at a resort under the guise of testing new technology. Early on, readers learn that each has a secret, and with the technology, the secrets are disclosed to everyone on the island. While reading, it is evident that this is a dystopian version of a nightmare for the participants, and it is not certain that any of them will survive. As the novel progresses, it is evident that the plot goes in different directions Christie’s classic, but it is a good premise, all the same, and follows a different path with good incentive to keep reading.

The characters are well developed, and they are under plenty of pressure, leading to interesting interactions among each other. None of the characters are particularly likeable, and as the secrets are revealed, readers will tend to like each one even less. There are plenty of interesting scenarios, especially with the fantasy technology that is being used, and the novel and the plot are compelling, keeping readers on the edge most of the time. Not a fan of dystopian and fantasy, it was a surprise that this novel flowed and kept my attention. The dénouement was surprising, and made for a good novel that was not only fun to read, but also quite fascinating and in the end, different from Christie’s classic. Recommended for readers who enjoy a good suspense novel with a few different twists.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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