Saturday, October 29, 2022

Six of the best books to read in a secluded cabin in the woods

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty novels, including Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (coming November 8), Last Girl Ghosted, and Confessions on the 7:45 — now in development at Netflix, starring Jessica Alba.

With books published in thirty-two languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.

At Zibby Mag Unger tagged six of the best (or worst!) books to read in a secluded cabin in the woods, including:
The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan

Three women arrive at Dark Fell Barn in the English countryside for a girls’ night prior to their husbands’ arrival the next day. All of them are hauling lots of baggage in the forms of secrets, lies, and hidden resentments. And things are off to a rocky start when the welcome gift includes a note claiming one of their husbands has been murdered. What I love most about Macmillan’s atmospheric thriller is the deep characterizations of each woman, the total sense of isolation she creates, and the mysterious property on which Dark Fell Barn sits. It clearly has a history of its own! Save this one for your next visit to the moors, where there’s a strange light blinking off in the distance. And was that a howl?
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue