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Perfect for fans of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale and Stephen King's The Shining

Her best friend disappeared. A stranger came back.

Julie 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.

She's right. Two years to the day that Julie vanished, she reappears with no memory of what happened to her. But she is different. She's emaciated, with sallow skin, chipped teeth and odd appetites. In so many ways, Julie seems to be the friend they all loved and lost. But in others, she seems to be a stranger.

Along with Molly and Mae, their two close friends from college, they decide to reunite at the eccentric, remote Red Honey Inn. But when bad weather traps them inside the hotel, tensions flare. Elise begins to hear scratching within the walls, to see the slither of shadows cast by nothing. And as the weekend unfurls, it becomes impossible to deny that the Julie who vanished two years ago is not the same Julie who came back.

An eerie storm of a debut that fuses thriller and horror into a brilliant depiction of women's friendships - the rivalries, jealousies, anxieties and love. The Return is like nothing else you'll read this year.

©2020 Rachel Harrison (P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio

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  • 08-03-22

Loved it

A walk in the forest won't be the same. fantastic story, narrated well. I recommend.

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  • 04-14-22

Exactly what I wanted

Loved this, the combination of very real-feeling character writing and excellent horror premise was just what I was in the mood for. The circle of friends was brilliantly realised, the setting perfect, and the horror actually satisfyingly not just a metaphor. The performance was top-notch too.

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  • 01-14-22

Something about having this book read to you enhances the creepiness!

I’ve both read and now listened to this book and honestly, having it read to you, especially in bed at night in the dark, it ramps up the eeriness ten fold!
Reading the book was nowhere near as intense.
I would still recommend this book to any thriller/ horror fans but I would definitely recommend the audiobook more!

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  • 05-17-20

Best horror book I've read in years!

I highly reccomend this book to horror lovers.
If you love the movies 'Jennifer's Body' and 'The Faculty', you'll love this!!

Major Stephen King vibes, but from a female perspective. I absolutely LOVED it!

Need to buy a hard copy now just to own it 😊