What could be more restful than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannah’s generous brother found the listing online. The reviews are stellar. It’ll be three couples on this trip with good food, good company and lots of R & R.

But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare.

A deadly storm is brewing. The rental host seems just a little too present. The personal chef reveals that their beautiful house has a spine-tingling history. And the friends have their own complicated past, with secrets that run blood deep.

How well does Hannah know her brother, her own husband? Can she trust her best friend? Meanwhile, someone is determined to ruin the weekend, looking to exact a payback for deeds long buried. Who is the stranger among them?
an interior journey thoughts

Alternating narrators tell the story of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six. Friends are looking forward to time away from work and some irritating events in their lives, each of them sharing bits of their stories. Then there are narrators not part of the group, unknown to the reader until later in the tale. Their bits and pieces reminded me of horror in the making, not sure of their roles in events unfolding in that cabin. Are they connected in any way to the friends in the cabin?

Even the six friends have secrets that slowly begin to show us more about the nightmare that is coming their way.

What will we learn about them all as we await the answers? How do the Origins DNA kits they got the previous Christmas reveal more information? And will the storm unleashing turn everything upside down in their lives? As we near the end, things begin to click into place and hope is on the horizon. 5 stars.


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