The Last Resort, by Marissa Stapley

The Harmony Resort promises to be a “last resort” stop for struggling couples, run by famed marriage counselors with a perfect marriage. But no marriage is really perfect, and several couples find themselves grappling with more than they expected. Now a powerful hurricane is bearing down on the resort and no one knows what’s going to happen when all the lights go out.

Ha. Cheese galore in that synopsis, but it’s a difficult book to describe, a cross between literary fiction, women’s fiction, psychological drama, and thriller. To be honest, the weird cross-genre blend didn’t actually work for me in this case. I’m normally a huge fan of cross-genre blends, but this one fell a little flat. I was highly reminded of Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, which I read last December and which I thought was written far better. While The Last Resort spends a lot of time on building up story and character, it’s a book that I doubt I’ll remember more than vaguely within a few weeks, and I already don’t remember individual character names and such. Oh well.

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2 Responses to The Last Resort, by Marissa Stapley

  1. kay says:

    I think that’s what made it hard for me to, the blend of genres. It wasn’t exciting enough to be a thriller or deep enough for fiction. It was entertaining but not much more. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it more!


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