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Monotonous, menacing, freaky This was one strange, different, and bizarre mystery horror read that definitely kept me creepily absorbed in the storyline I was a little bit grossed out at times and in the end it left me with a sour taste in my mouth and a permanently disgusted look on my face I m not sure if that is good or bad yet..I m still deliberating It was a very readable, quick and easy read with some creepy horror elements to it that might make this an extremely appealing read for Monotonous, menacing, freaky This was one strange, different, and bizarre mystery horror read that definitely kept me creepily absorbed in the storyline I was a little bit grossed out at times and in the end it left me with a sour taste in my mouth and a permanently disgusted look on my face I m not sure if that is good or bad yet..I m still deliberating It was a very readable, quick and easy read with some creepy horror elements to it that might make this an extremely appealing read for many readers.That cover is so darn creepy and absolutely perfect though, its just too bad that the pages in between weren t just as perfect.Thank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy to read Many thanks to Elisha at Berkly Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDon t let the clock scare you, she says It s only time If The Shining and Mean Girls had a baby, that baby would be The Return Holy sh t You guys this book was truly one of the creepiest books I have read since Little Darlings Nearly a week after reading this, I am still reeling This book will forever leave a mark on my soul Elise I know that there have been comp Many thanks to Elisha at Berkly Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewDon t let the clock scare you, she says It s only time If The Shining and Mean Girls had a baby, that baby would be The Return Holy sh t You guys this book was truly one of the creepiest books I have read since Little Darlings Nearly a week after reading this, I am still reeling This book will forever leave a mark on my soul Elise I know that there have been complaints about Elise as a character I agree with these complaints Kind of She is definitely annoying but all the main characters are Mostly, I was just generally okay with her She did say something super relatable thoughbeing alone in this city of millions of people was worse than being alone in my apartment In case it isn t clear, Elise is saying that it sucks when you feel alone even when you re surrounded by millions of people Which is so, so true I tend to feel the most lonely when I m around other people Molly I have absolutely nothing to say about this character She, in my opinion, didn t add anything to plot She s one of those characters that can be cut without any ill effect Mae Mae is the human embodiment of light She was the only likable character in this novel I think that was because the only character who wasn t a selfish b tch Also, here s a random quote that I found super funnyEveryone we know is too boring, says the lump of covers formerly known as MaeJulie Goddamn, I hated her It s really hard to talk about Julie without revealing anything because, as should be obvious by the synopsis, she is the main conflict and, in the end, plot twist Let me just say that I hated her guts and we ll leave it at that As I mentioned earlier, this book was absolutely terrifying Once again, I want to avoid spoilers but the graphic details and underlying suspense in this novel were so well done Every time I started to feel a bit bored, the author would throw in a scare or twist and I couldn t help but read on I read the last fourth of this on the drive home and when I got home, I had no memory of the roads or how long the drive was because I was completely, wholeheartedly engrossed in this The author did not hold back and it shows This is the book that I could not read with the lights off This is the book that will become a movie that I will definitely see and then be jittery for the next week Also, The Return was set in a hotel which is why I compared it to The Shining but don t worry This book is nothing close to it In my opinion, it s much better and so much creepier Overall, this book blew me away It is slow at first but wait it out because the last one hundred pages move at breakneck speed with a chilling and terrifying ending Bottom Line 4.5 StarsAge Rating R Content Screening Spoilers Educational Value 0 0 Positive Messages 0 0 Violence 5 5 Gore, bodily harm and horror, blood, sickness Sex 0 0 Langauge 4 5 F k, sh t, b tch, d ck Drinking Drugs 3 5 Wine, medicinal drugs Trigger and Content Warning Loss of a loved one, Eating disorders, Anxiety, Body horror, Creepy themes and tones, horror throughout.Reps None Cover 3 5 Characters 4 5 Plot 5 5 Publication Date March 24th, 2020Publisher Berkley Publishing GroupGenre Mystery HorrorBlurbHorrifying and creepy, The Return is a book that you won t be able to stop reading 4.5 stars holy sh t the last 100 pages the amnesia trope is one of my favorite tropes in the thriller genre i have had nothing but success with it We Were Liars, What Alice Forgot, etc so i am super, super excited Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Welcome to the DISAPPOINTED BOILING READERS REHABILITATION CENTER PATIENT NAME Nilufer we couldn t get proper last name, she confused us with a waiter because she determinedly pointed the empty glass she held in her hand and shouted us to pourChardonnay SYMPTOMS Cursing, punching on the walls, yelling, screaming give my money back and then she calms down and adds Oh thank God This is ARC COPY I didn t pay for it and she makes some undefinable, horrifying moves between caged anim Welcome to the DISAPPOINTED BOILING READERS REHABILITATION CENTER PATIENT NAME Nilufer we couldn t get proper last name, she confused us with a waiter because she determinedly pointed the empty glass she held in her hand and shouted us to pourChardonnay SYMPTOMS Cursing, punching on the walls, yelling, screaming give my money back and then she calms down and adds Oh thank God This is ARC COPY I didn t pay for it and she makes some undefinable, horrifying moves between caged animal s banging their heads at the bars and jumpy cat who recently lost its tail She defined this moves as her happy dance.TREATMENT We gave her Shining s signed copy and poured a big glass of wine to shout her up And of course we stole her dancing shoes so she is not gonna scare the other unhappy readers We have a huge group stopped by lately who recently read Testament and they re in big pain right now Terribly sorry for big Handmaid s Tale fans Okay, this is me again As you read my anxious reader patient report above, I had an unexpected hysterical book down it was not a breakdown I just want to put the book down forever and never want to read it again I m disappointedly leaving my two stars on the table I felt like a town sheriff who is resigning, taking to her horse to the Old Town Road Here s the thing I love horror so much I love ghost stories, supernatural, paranormal things because they make me stronger to deal with real life s suffocating problems and entertain me so much I never claimed I m a normal person but I m not gonna sing Creep in my cover version and bleed your ears, don t worry But when it comes to this book I was so excited to read a new brilliant debut author s work And the cover is magnificent The blurb is intriguing Julie goes for a hike and disappears into thin air Nobody knows where the hell she is Three besties and newly husband are so worried after one years later they arrange a ceremony for declaration of her death Two of her friends start to see shrinks Poor silly girls But Elise, who has a special relationship with Julie never believes she is dead And she is right Julie is found at her house s porch, in same clothes she wore when she disappeared She has no idea about her lost two years.So the besties arrange a trip at shabby version of Overlook located at Catskill Mountains I don t want to imagine this special place where too many legendary comedians perform their first acting experiences as horrifying place So here s my boiling points Julie came back She is thinner She had bad tooth She looks the shell of herself And surprisingly she loves meat so much It s so strange right because before she disappeared she was a vegetarian So she gathers her wits in two years, it is not a bad thing, right All her friends have no common, talking like teenagers not nearly 30 years old people, keep saying I love you s but they don t have any idea why the hell they love each other so much are really worried about their friends But they don t ask what is going with her.All the characters including best friend Elise are so boring, artificial I still don t understand the reason why Elise s afraid of her own shadow I thought she had a traumatic past but when I read the background story I found out she is a regular silly girl who made unreasonable choices and now she is penniless and suffering from Electra complex.And why these four friends came to this tasteless, kitschy place There is nothing out of ordinary with this place, instead of designing failures and creepy hotel crew This is not Overlook This is not even a creepy motel located in the middle nowhere So I did t understand the reasoning of the author to bring those girls to this place They can go to cabin in the woods and it will beeffective place, fitting better with the story And the last point I waited for a good conclusion and better satisfying ending As you may understand that I m still seething and eating a big bag of Doritos Poppin Jalapeno they re freaking delicious by the way the ending didn t work well with me FINAL RESULT POTENTIALS WASTED FOR NOTHING Lately I read too many great thriller ARC COPIES Like brilliant Sun Down Motel so I was really expecting too much and so excited to read this book but you cannot find the winners every time Let s forget this book and move to the next one Thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group to share this ARC COPY in exchange my honest review I wish I could enjoy it like the last thrillers I ve read lately.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter Elise, Julie, Mae and Molly have been best friends since college As with many such relationships, however, as time goes by, they ve begun to see each other less and less.This fabulous foursome all live pretty far apart geographically and it can be tough to stay close over such distances.Two years ago, the unimaginable happened Julie disappeared while on a solo hike in Acadia National Park, a 47,000 acre belt of wilderness on the rustic coast of Maine.Understandably, her friends were heartbroke Elise, Julie, Mae and Molly have been best friends since college As with many such relationships, however, as time goes by, they ve begun to see each other less and less.This fabulous foursome all live pretty far apart geographically and it can be tough to stay close over such distances.Two years ago, the unimaginable happened Julie disappeared while on a solo hike in Acadia National Park, a 47,000 acre belt of wilderness on the rustic coast of Maine.Understandably, her friends were heartbroken After a significant amount of time passed, with no sign of Julie, a funeral was held In spite of this, Elise genuinely doesn t believe Julie is gone.Lo and behold, it seems Elise was right, at some point after the funeral, Julie reemerges She just shows up at home one day with no memory of where she has been or what happened.Everyone is stunned There are so many unanswered questions How has she survived Where has she been After Julie has had some time to acclimate to being home, the women decide to gather for a reunion weekend at an up and coming boutique hotel in upstate New York.All traveling separately, Elise, the narrator of our tale, is the first to arrive She immediately feels disturbed by the eccentric hotel The whole atmosphere is just so bizarre.Once all the women have arrived, they joke and laugh and try to make the best of their uncomfortable surroundings.Luckily for them, they are the type of friends that no matter how much time has passed, they can pick right up where they left off, like they were never apart.As the weekend rolls on however, they begin to notice that something about Julie isn t right.As she begins to physical decay before their eyes, they have to admit there is something seriously wrong with her Her odd behavior and appearance aside, and let s not even get into the smell, but who s going to talk to her about it They re scared, even though mostly, they won t admit it.Well, I ll tell you, they weren t the only ones that were scared This book had moments that legit creeped me out I m talking contemplated putting it in the freezer.There was so much to enjoy about this I loved, loved, loved the setting Reminiscent of a locked room mystery as it was slowly revealed to the reader what was going on with Julie.I also enjoyed the dynamic among the women I found it to be very relatable as far as relationships go post college.The horror element was extremely unique to me I have never read anything that went in the direction this ultimately went in It did give me heavy Jennifer s Body vibes and I wouldn t be surprised if I found out this author had watched that moviethan once.Although I can see where some people may be let down by the ending, for me it worked That is how I would have wanted it to end At it s heart, this is really a lovely examination of friendship, if you can believe that from a horror novel, but those friendship aspects tugged at my heartstrings.I have no aspirations to ever write a novel, but if I did, it would pretty much be this book Take from that what you will.Thank you so much to the publisher, Berkley Publishing, for providing me a copy of this to read and review It was a fantastic time I am really looking forward to readingfrom Rachel Harrison You can t erase your past when there are pieces of it scattered inside other people Jules goes missing and stays missing for two years, but then she reappears one day with no memory of what has happened to her over the past few years Her best friends are unsure as to how to handle this stroke of good fortune They had a funeral for her They mourned her They accepted that she was going to be a missing piece for the rest of their lives They can t decide if they arehappy about her reapp You can t erase your past when there are pieces of it scattered inside other people Jules goes missing and stays missing for two years, but then she reappears one day with no memory of what has happened to her over the past few years Her best friends are unsure as to how to handle this stroke of good fortune They had a funeral for her They mourned her They accepted that she was going to be a missing piece for the rest of their lives They can t decide if they arehappy about her reappearance orfreaked out about it It doesn t help that Jules is in some ways the same Jules and in other ways not It is like experiencing the vestiges of the past wrapped in dark forebodings of the future Mae, Molly, Elise, and Jules are all friends, but as always, with dynamics like this, there can only be one best friend, and it works out great if the same people find each other to be besties Mae and Molly have always been closer, and so when Jules disappeared, Elise, who always felt that Jules was her BFF, became the wheel on an axle missing the other wheel So either their relationship would have to evolve into an Estonian Nobe 100 or Elise was always going to feel like a teeter totter without someone to make her bounce So Mae books them all rooms in a themed room hotel out in the middle of nowhere where they will have a chance to rekindle the magic that has always made their relationship with each other so specialSometimes when we re all together, I get confused about who is who Where one of us stops and the others start We overlap, bleed togetherMaybe I m just paranoid, but as they take me on a tour of this hotel, I start to feel creeped out, creeped out in a Stephen King sort of way I m grinning though because this has all the makings of a modern gothic extravaganza I hear it again It s inside the walls A knocking.Pipes It must be the pipes Usually, it is the pipes or the building settling or something equally innocuous or at least we convince ourselves of that God knows how many times I ve woken in a hotel, in the dead of the night, sure that I ve heard something sinister, only to roll over and go back to sleep Somebody getting attacked in a hotel better scream bloody murder andthan once if they are going to rouse their fellow travellers I was a bit leery about spending almost 300 pages with four middle aged women I certainly didn t want to find myself by page 135 hearing the theme music for Steel Magnolias My mild fears never manifested themselves other things manifested themselves, but I didn t ever feel like I was missing important components of my physiology to read this book There is only one man in the story, and he is kept off stage to be used as a minor character in the lead up to the grand reveal It doesn t matter Men aren t needed The women do a lovely job, just fine without interference from a swinging dick or two The thing is, I actually really liked them Rachel Harrison does a great job separating their characters and presenting them to us as individualistic, intelligent, and resourceful women They are also snarky love me some snarky without being excessively cruelWe don t share our feelings, at least not in depth Only when we re hammered or desperate We re all repressed, and that s how we like it That s part of why we are close We have a mutual understandingIn this age of confessing all to the world, it is refreshing to spend a weekend, albeit bizarre weekend, with some people who know how to carry their own water Harrison also does not resort to having a character do something completely and utterly stupid to advance the plot Thank you, Ms Harrison, thank you very much I loathe the dumb move concept in movies and books, even though I know as a species we are quite capable of doing completely moronic things when pressed to make decisions If there are miscalculations by the characters in this book, it is simply out of true concern for another So the crux of this whole matter is that Jules is enough like Jules to pass as Jules, except to people who have held her under a microscope for years Friends this close will notice any deviation, any unplucked eyebrow hair, any conversational misstep What happened to Jules Is Jules even Jules What the frill is going on And now you can t possibly resist finding out what the frill is going on, and you won t be disappointed So come along with me and the gals on a little trip, and let s all figure out together what exactly is going bump in the night I want to thank Berkley and Penguin Random House for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at This was, uh, interesting Julie, Elise, Mae, and Molly have been lifelong best friends Then one day they are told that Julie has gone missing while out on a hike in the Maine mountains Mae and Molly succumb to their grief but Elise is sure that Julie isn t dead She knows that Julie likes the attention too much so she holds out hope for her return Two years later and Julie does return with no memory of what happened over the last two years The four women decide that a weekend away will be t This was, uh, interesting Julie, Elise, Mae, and Molly have been lifelong best friends Then one day they are told that Julie has gone missing while out on a hike in the Maine mountains Mae and Molly succumb to their grief but Elise is sure that Julie isn t dead She knows that Julie likes the attention too much so she holds out hope for her return Two years later and Julie does return with no memory of what happened over the last two years The four women decide that a weekend away will be the best way for them all to reunite Mae knows of a quirky inn in the Catskills that will be the perfect place Once they arrive at the mysterious inn they realize that this will be a strange weekend indeed with the obnoxiously themed decorated rooms and the less than friendly help Once Julie arrives, late as usual, they realize again that the inn is the least of their problems because something about Julie isn t quite right Something is different Julie has changed I had a couple issues folks Surprise, surprise First of all a good chunk of this book is really just these four ladies chatting with one another Like, that is it Actually it s mostly just three of them talking behind Julies back trying to figure out what s off about her These women bored me to tears and if I had to hear I m sorry or I love you I m heartless uttered out of any of the characters mouths again I was going to chuck my kindle I wish I had taken note of each time I m sorry or I love you was said during this book Hundreds of times, I d guess this may be a slight exaggeration but only very slight I couldn t understand the motivations of any of these people None of it made sense For women that claim to love each other so much they sure do tip toe around any issues with one another Next up for me to complain about was the Inn itself So much was built up around the strangeness of the Inn for no apparent reason whatsoever that I can figure out because it plays no actual part in the plot I kept thinking that maybe something supernatural was going on or that the staff was in on whatever was going on Something Anything But, no It s just a regular old Inn with really tacky taste and I found this to be a cheap trick by the author What s the reason for building this up only to go NOWHERE with it Such a huge letdown That cover is perfection but, sadly, the story between the pages could have been so much better 2 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for providing me a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review. I ve had my eye on this one for some time I was fortunate to get my early copy and couldn t wait to dive in Early on I realized this isthan just your run of the mill thriller, maybealong the lines of a horror And if you ve read any of my previous reviews you know I m one big scaredy cat What to dowhat to do Call it quits early, avoiding any potential scaredy cat trauma Or, buck up and jump in with both feet Because I coveted this book for so long the choice was simple I ve had my eye on this one for some time I was fortunate to get my early copy and couldn t wait to dive in Early on I realized this isthan just your run of the mill thriller, maybealong the lines of a horror And if you ve read any of my previous reviews you know I m one big scaredy cat What to dowhat to do Call it quits early, avoiding any potential scaredy cat trauma Or, buck up and jump in with both feet Because I coveted this book for so long the choice was simple I kept going Certainly plenty of parts that were super creepy but I wouldn t say they scared me Can I open my eyes now A group of close friends who ve known each other for years As time has passed they re now spread far and wide across the country, but they ve committed to doing their best to stay connected So what happens when one member of the group vanishes Then two years later, she comes waltzing back into their lives Claiming to have no memory of the time she disappeared It s at this point where it definitely takes on a major creep factor You will need to suspend a great deal of believability for this to work But if you re looking for something out of the ordinary with a chilling quality, this is the book for you A buddy read with Susanne.Thank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Edelweiss for an ARC to read and review My reviews can also be seen at m always intrigued by books that deal with missing people This novel really caught my attention with its great cover and interesting description When Elise first hears that her best friend, Julie is missing, she doesn t believe it Elise, Julie, Mae, and Molly are all very close friends though Elise has always felt closer to Julie Days, weeks, then months pass Everyone else assumes Julie is dead, but Elise REFUSES to g My reviews can also be seen at m always intrigued by books that deal with missing people This novel really caught my attention with its great cover and interesting description When Elise first hears that her best friend, Julie is missing, she doesn t believe it Elise, Julie, Mae, and Molly are all very close friends though Elise has always felt closer to Julie Days, weeks, then months pass Everyone else assumes Julie is dead, but Elise REFUSES to give up hope Then two years to the day she went missing, Julie returns Unfortunately, she has no memory of what happened to her or where she s been for the past two years A girl s trip is planned so the four friends can have time to reconnect When Elise, Julie, Mae, and Molly are all together, insecurities often come out Elise knows you re not supposed to be jealous of your friends but sometimes she can t help it Elise can t wait to see Julie but when she finally arrives, Elise can t believe it Julie looks awful She is emaciated, her teeth are yellow, and her eyes are bloodshot Elise, Mae and Molly all try to hide their shock at Julie s appearance The friends are further shocked by what Julie does at dinner The Red Honey Inn is VERY secluded With its creepy rooms and strange staff, weird things start happening.Things are about to get even stranger.Well That was.different A bizarre and creepy read I had a hard time connecting with this story It wasn t what I was expecting, and some of it just didn t make sense to me I m not usually bothered when things are over the top but a few parts were too much for me I was really grossed out at times and had to skip ahead I thought about not finishing it, but another part of me really wanted to see how things turned out I was also very confused by the ending I felt so much was left unanswered.However, it could just be me I ve seen that many other readers have really enjoyed this novel Unfortunately, it just didn t work out as well for me I d like to thank Berkley books for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own I ve come back to write this review three separate times now, and I think it s best if I keep this as brief as possible The entire novel is a spoiler minefield, but ultimately this one didn t work well for me due to 2 reasons 1 The first 250 pages are mostly repetitive dialogue between the four women, and at that, mostly talking about Julie behind her back, AKA What s wrong with her This got old quickly, and caused me to want to skip ahead to where the suspense and possible action would oc I ve come back to write this review three separate times now, and I think it s best if I keep this as brief as possible The entire novel is a spoiler minefield, but ultimately this one didn t work well for me due to 2 reasons 1 The first 250 pages are mostly repetitive dialogue between the four women, and at that, mostly talking about Julie behind her back, AKA What s wrong with her This got old quickly, and caused me to want to skip ahead to where the suspense and possible action would occur 2 The final 50 pages contained a twist that felt clunky and underdeveloped for me, but this wasn t due to the fact that The Return contains a very paranormal type of twist If this one has caught your eye, whether due to the gorgeous cover or the synopsis listed above, I encourage you to try it for yourself, rather than letting my less than exceptional experience sway your opinionMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. An edgy and haunting debut novel about a group of friends who reunite after one of them has returned from a mysterious two year disappearanceJulie is missing, and the missing don t often return But Elise knows Julie better than anyone, and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out there, and that one day she ll come back She s right Two years to the day that Julie went missing, she reappears with no memory of where she s been or what happened to her