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The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Book - 2019
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The Harmony Resort promises hope for struggling marriages. Run by celebrity power couple Drs. Miles and Grace Markell, the "last resort" offers a chance for partners to repair their relationships in a luxurious setting on the gorgeous Mayan Riviera. Johanna and Ben have a marriage that looks perfect on the surface, but in reality, they don't know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly: after all, Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second to his job as an executive at a powerful mining company. But what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony's intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all it seems--and neither are Miles and Grace themselves. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out? As a deadly tropical storm descends on the coast, trapping the hosts and the guests on the resort, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested and not one single person--or their marriage--will remain unchanged by what follows. Marissa Stapley is a journalist and the author of the acclaimed novel Things to Do When It's Raining. She writes page-turning, deeply emotional fiction about families, friends and women's lives.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2019]
ISBN: 9781525823541
Branch Call Number: F STAPL-M
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 03, 2020

Would not want to spend time with any of the married couples here in real life so I also didn't want to waste my precious free time listening to (reading) them or their thoughts. Storytelling was also more of a gossipy approach which to me is tiresome.

Jan 18, 2020

This was a fun beach read and I finished it on a recent vacation. Liane Moriarty-esque, with secrets, twists, and turns. A bit predictable but it's a quick read and kept me engaged.

Oct 14, 2019


HélèneR May 09, 2019

The last resort kept me guessing. It is a very-well written suspense. We follow three couples, one being the therapists and the other two, couples who need help with their marriage. They all have secrets and we discover them little by little. The story is written in a way that you learn facts in each chapter or day, should I say. I highly recommend this book. You won’t want to put it down.

I have put Mrs Stapley previous books on my reading list for my vacation. Looking forward to discover more of her stories.

Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for a digital advanced reader copy.


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