Nothing is known about what happens inside the walls of Cedar Ridge resort, except that 95 percent of troubled married couples leave with all their problems solved. A miracle, some might say, but also a mystery. Ready to give up, ready to finally say the word "divorce", Melissa Keaton receives an anonymous message on an online forum and soon finds herself on the way to Cedar Ridge with her husband, hoping the resort will be the answer she's been looking for. But the Keatons' problems have only just begun. They're no longer only trying to save their marriage. They're trying to save their lives. With a menacing storm, dangerous escaped convicts, and an abandoned resort with a haunted past, Cedar Ridge will have you holding your breath and squeezing your loved ones tight.
©2015 Michael Robertson , Jr. (P)2016 Michael Robertson, Jr.
Finished this book a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. Thought I knew the ending but I was wrong. Good characters and full of suspense and action. Would recommend this book, it was better than Rough Draft which was also good. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. Thank you!
When Mr. Keaton punches the doctor
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I really like how the scenario played out while the couple were going through marriage counseling. The author did a good job of ratcheting up the tension. This audiobook was provided to me for free through Audiobook Blast for my unbiased review.
While I did enjoy this, I'm still debating if this is a 3 or 4 start read!! Reason being is that despite being suspenseful, the "big reveal" was predictable and I had guessed what was happening fairly early on. Saying that, it didn't detract from the overall feel of the story, it just made for a kind of flat ending.
Plot wise (apart from the "reveal") it was fairly fast paced and suspenseful. The setting was great, a big secluded resort during a violent storm. It set the scene perfectly!! The idea behind it was also good, a retreat to save your marriage, with a 95% success rate but it's also shrouded in mystery. It gave for a very intense feel. It was the fact that it was so predictable that let it down so much.
Character wise, they were all well written and while some of them were hard to like, you still were rooting for them. I did wonder why Melissa was so adamant that there was something wrong with her marriage though!!
In all, while I figured out early on what would happen, I still enjoyed listening to this. It held my attention and had enough extra things happening to keep me listening and I think that was because of the narration!! This isn't the first book I've listened to that was narrated by J. Scott Bennett, and it won't be my last. He has a great range of tones and voices and always knows when to ramp up the tension!
Did not read the print version.
Yes. Very exciting with lots of twists and turns. Kept you guessing the whole way through.
He did a good job with the narration. Very easy to listen to, very believable characters.
Can't think of anything clever.
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Cedar Ridge is a secluded resort for couples and the place Melissa hopes will save her marriage. But the couple's weekend retreat turns out totally different to what they had expected. This was a quick, but very intense and suspenseful audiobook. I thought I had the big twist worked out fairly early on, but it was still enjoyable listening to the end to have it confirmed. The characters were interesting and J. Scott Bennett's narration was great giving each character a distinct voice and providing a fluid, well-paced, and pleasant narration.
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Just finished this one, courtesty at no cost from Audiobook Blast and the author in exchange for an unbiased review. In line with some other reviewers, I did realize how the denouement would go fairly early on, but that actually made it more enjoyable (for me) as I listened to it all play out. Also in line with other reviewers, I thought the narration was top notch; Mr. Bennett's voice does initially come across as a bit too falsetto, but that judgement evaporates within a few sentences, and he never misses a step with characterization, punctuation, or emotion. Two thumbs up and a definite recommendation!
Did not have to struggle with this book , very good to read started reading this book last night finish it this at work really enjoyed it . The narrator was nice to listen to.
I was hooked after the first couple chapters...but after around the 5th chapter I was starting to get a little bored and I found myself hoping it would pick up. Well it did!!! A few chapters later I was on the edge of my seat! From that point on it was a non-stop ride that I didn't want to end. The narrator brought each and every character to life so completely. There were parts in the early middle that had me questioning the story but everything came together at the end. This is an absolute DON'T MISS!!
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Michael Robertson Jr. wrote a book with a lot of suspense and a very good setting. A marriage retreat was set in a rural area, and the couples were feeling that some strange things were happening. I felt as though the ending was predictable, but that didn't stop me from wanting to listen to more of the story. The narrator, Scott Bennett, did a great job giving voices to the different characters. HIs voice is pleasant and easy to listen to.
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