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The Resort by Sara Ochs

The Resort

We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Sara Ochs, on your first book!

by Sara Ochs

Quick take

Welcome to the party! This remote Thai island might have dead bodies piling up but don’t fret. Here, have a drink.

Good to know

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    Multiple viewpoints

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    Unreliable narrator

Why I love it

Rachael Burlette
BOTM Editorial Team

I love to escape into books, especially during New York winters when the weather is so cold that I would rather be anywhere else. Enter: The Resort. Set on a remote island in Thailand, the lush tropical setting and devious cast of characters with hidden agendas made this book the perfect escapist read.

Cass has been a resident of the Koh Sang Resort for a while now, its sandy beaches and remote location providing the perfect place for her to hide from her past. She’s even found a small family in the other expats that have inhabited the island and now call themselves the “Permanents.” It is literally paradise—until Cass discovers one of her students dead on a diving expedition. It was probably an accident… Except this isn’t the first suspicious death at the Koh Sang Resort. As more questions arise, Cass will start to question who her friends really are and if her past has finally come back to haunt her.

The Resort is the type of thriller that will keep you on your toes. Just when you think you know what’s what, Sara Ochs throws in a twist that you couldn’t possibly see coming. Take the plunge and enjoy the secrets that lie just beneath the surface in this juicy thriller.

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Welcome to paradise. We hope you survive your stay…

There are three rules to follow during a vacation at the famous Koh Sang Resort.

1 – Leave the past behind.

When Cass sets foot on the coast of Thailand’s world-famous party island, she’s searching for an escape. With dark secrets following her every move, Koh Sang becomes the perfect place to hide.

2 - Always be careful who you trust.

Now, years later, Cass is a local dive instructor alongside the Permanents, a group of expats who have claimed the island as their own. The Permanents don’t linger on who they were before the island. Simply because, like Cass, they all have something to outrun.

3 – If someone discovers who you really are, run.

But suddenly, a dive student is found dead and paradise comes crashing down. Because this isn’t the first mysterious death on the island, and it won’t be the last. Someone knows who Cass is and they’re ready to make sure justice is finally served.

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Get an early look from the first pages of The Resort.

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  • First Lie Wins
  • No One Can Know
  • Listen for the Lie
  • Darling Girls
  • Kill for Me, Kill for You
  • Murder Road
  • Daughter of Mine
  • The Fury
  • Only if You’re Lucky
  • The Other Mothers
  • The Resort
  • When I’m Dead
  • The Soulmate
  • What Lies in the Woods
  • She Started It
  • The Only One Left
  • Dark Corners
  • Blacktop Wasteland
  • All the Dangerous Things
  • The Only Survivors
  • The Broken Girls
  • The Family Game
  • The Push
  • We Were Never Here
  • Things We Do in the Dark
  • The Golden Couple
  • The Collective
  • The Stranger Upstairs
  • Gone Tonight
  • Too Good to Be True
  • The Last Word
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Rock Paper Scissors
  • Not a Happy Family
  • A Flicker in the Dark
  • The Last Flight
  • Reckless Girls
  • The House Across the Lake
  • The Wife Upstairs
  • The Last Thing He Told Me
  • The Maidens
  • Everything We Didn't Say
  • Invisible Girl
  • The Paris Apartment
  • You're Invited
  • The Last Party
  • Dark Places
  • Pieces of Her
  • The Wife Between Us
  • Sharp Objects
  • None of This Is True
  • The Silent Patient
  • The Winter Sister
  • The Other Woman
  • Necessary People
  • The Family Upstairs
  • The Night Swim
  • Girl A
  • The Hunting Wives
  • The Writing Retreat
  • Just Another Missing Person
  • First Born
  • The Lies I Tell
  • Breathless