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The Reunion

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TW: Cheating, bullying, friendship drama, murder, divorce, death of a child, suicide

*****SPOILERS*****
About the book:Hotel Lilith holds terrible memories for Cait Du Bois.The darkest night of her life happened within its walls.Once, she vowed never to return to the place that reminds her of the horror she experienced. But when the hotel is chosen as the location for her high school reunion, Cait finds herself unable to resist the appeal of showing off her new life to the people who once made her existence miserable.Cait is no stranger to being noticed in public, especially as a bestselling author with an enthusiastic fan base, but back at Hotel Lilith, she was once recognized for a completely different reason. With all eyes on her as she returns to the town she’s spent years running from, Cait finds it increasingly difficult to discern between her fans and foes.Haunted by the memory of a night that torments her, she resolves to put the past behind her and move on. No one knows the truth about what happened back then. At least, that’s what she’s always believed. Shortly after her arrival, strange things begin to occur. A mysterious package, strange calls, and frightening text messages seem to be just the beginning of the nightmare about to unfold. Someone is determined to bring the truth to light. If they succeed, the life Cait has built based on secrets could come crashing down around her. And, if they want her to pay for what she’s done, her lies may be the least of her concerns. Someone’s out for blood.
Release Date: December 28th, 2021
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Pages: 375
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

What I Liked:
1. I really liked the writing style
2. The book reads fast

What I Didn't Like:
1. Cait is dumb
2. Characters do unbelievably stupid things
3. Annoying phone calls between Cait and Grant.
4. All the men in this book

Overall Thoughts:
Cait and her husband, Grant are invited to their high school reunion. Grant can't go so Cait still decides wth she'll go because why waste the tickets. Plus she can get some work done. She's hesitant to go though because something bad happened in the hotel.

I hate Cait. She's a terrible person who is surrounded by more terrible people so that she'll look like the saint in this book.

High school sounded like a terrible experience for Cait and then add in that her friend died right in the hotel she'll be staying in and I am completely confused why she would go back. Throughout the book it's beaten over our heads how she only had 3 friends and one of them stops being her friend. Her ex friend ends up murdered and the whole school blames. They even write murderer for months on her locker & tormented her. Why oh why would she want to come back to this place of hell!?? I feel like that made little to no sense to the plot.
DON'T GO!!!

The author doesn't even know why Cait would stay. Grant tells her to come home and be safe. She doesn't have to stay but even she doesn't know why she's staying. It's annoying. Cait is not how a mother would act. She stays and puts her life in danger even more than coming home. Why does she think she'll be the one to solve why the girl is stalking her?
JUST GO HOME!!!

Grant sounds like a 40 year old man instead of 16 - 18 years old. It's ridiculous

The phone conversations between Cait and Grant were beyond annoying. Have you ever tried to talk to someone that has spent almost all the conversation with you yelling at their kids. It's annoying! Speaking of...not once has Cait asked to talk to her kids. It's weird. For as much as she kept saying she missed them she doesn't even want to talk to them.

Cait never happy with whichever man she is with. First she is happy to be with Sam for 2 years and suddenly Grant gives her a little attention while planning a party for their ex friend and now she wants him and is even cheating with him. When she is married to Grant and she sees Sam again suddenly she is craving him.

Sam is trash.

The fact that it was Penny who killed Jamie is bad. Penny who was mentioned a few times is now married to Sam. Like why?? She killed Jamie because she wanted Cait to end up with Grant like what a weird weird end for a book.

Final Thoughts: I really loved how fast this book read. I loved the writing style. I did not care for the ending and a lot of it just had characters I did not like. Annoying as teens and quality as annoying as adults.

Recommend For:
• Relationship drama
Love triangle
• Toxic friendships
• Murder mystery
• Forbidden love

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced copy of the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own
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I have a feeling that I can find a title from this author that I will really enjoy, BUT this wasn't it.
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The Reunion is a little slow to start, but picks up around the halfway point. Haunted by the past, Cait reluctantly attends her high school reunion. Ironically, it’s at the same location as one of the most tragic moments of her life. Shortly after arriving at Hotel Lilith strange things start to occur. Truths from the past are threatening to be revealed and past sorrows are bubbling to the surface. The final twist was unexpected and satisfying. I was totally hooked as the plot unfolded. The narration added an extra layer of intrigue and suspense. Thank you NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for my audiobook. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Great book that was fully brought to life by the narrator. The story sucked you in and we finished it during one roadtrip.
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The Reunion tells the story of Cait, a semi-famous writer in her late 20s, about to attend her 10 year high school reunion.  Cait has a past.... first a love triangle (or square) gone really wrong, and a best friend that ended up dying on prom night, leaving her, Kate, as the suspect.  She was cleared of the crime, but that night has always haunted her.  Eventually marrying her high school sweetheart, Cait now lives away from her hometown, and is only in town to try to get closure on what happened back in high school.  When she arrives at the hotel (the same one that the tragic prom night was held) memories come back to her, and strange things begin to happen.  

This story is told from Cait's point of view, but in alternating chapters of past and present.  We get to see the situation with Cait's best friends, and how her life really evolved into what it is today.  I liked that it was told all from Cait's point of view, as many stories written currently are told by too many characters, and it can get very confusing.  This was nice and streamlined.  I enjoyed some back and forth with the alternating past and present, though.  This had just the right amount of "teen drama" (since part of the book was told from high school Cait's point of view) and the "adult" Cait that is in the present time.  This definitely spoke to my inner teenager in the best possible way.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and would especially recommend the audiobook!  The narrator was great, and the voices (even the males) were not overdone!

Thank you to the author, publisher and Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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From beginning to end this one kept my attention. It was a slow burning mystery/suspense novel that  will keep you guessing until the end. Filled with a lot of twists and turns. Unique story with good solid writing and great character development. It is paced nice, told from past and present perspectives. Honestly the only thing I didn't like was the sometimes strong, then sometimes weak character of Cait Du Bois. That really drove me crazy, so that is why I'm giving this one a 3.5.
This is the first book I've read by Kiersten Modglin and I look forward to reading more from her.
I very special thank you to Dreamscape Media via NetGalley for the audiobook advanced readers audiobook in exchange for my honest review.
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This is my third by KM, and my favorite to date. In true KM form, this was a fast-paced tantalizing thriller that delivered. It was engaging, and this author does not disappoint. This one was full of twists and turns that kept me guessing throughout. 

Cait is the main character. She is now a well known author. She goes back to her hometown for her 10 year class reunion. It's obvious from the start that she is dreading returning. Class reunions are stressful for anyone. They're even worse when you were an outsider and were regularly picked on by the popular kids. 

This author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing. We are left wondering- why is she dreading the event? What happened on prom night ten years earlier to her best friend? Why does Cait have a feeling in the pit of her stomach that something is going to happen again? And why is she even willing to go back and relive the memories and trauma? 

This book is full of dark drama, past secrets, and how things can come back to haunt you. I recommend this one to fans of quick dramatic thrillers with unseen twists.
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The Reunion is a slow-burning thriller fro Keirsten Modglin. What I love most about her books is that there are enough details about each character to make them a plausible suspect!
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I love Kiersten Modglin's books!!  I've read many and have never been disappointed.  This audiobook is no exception!

I loved the dual timeline and all the twists and turns throughout the drama!!  The narrator was fantastic and this one had me listening well into the night and way past my bedtime.
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I've been on a big whirlwind reading of Kiersten Modglin's books. This is my favorite so far, and I've read 5 so far. I really enjoyed the winding of the characters' lives- together, apart and back again. A reunion has so much tension tied to it, and I could feel the characters dealing with that along with feeling like you're being tricked all the time. I had simiarl situations in high school that made me question if people were being real or truthful with me about their feelings. I was right along with Cait the whole time, thinking about my version of a Grant from when I was in school. Thankfully, there were no murders. I'm glad to say I thought I had this one figured out the whole time, but was wrong in the end. I always love that! Excited to see more from Kiersten.
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I'm torn in this review.

So, I actually finished this one a while ago and am just now getting to reviewing it. It looks as though I originally gave it 4 stars, but I feel like I'm leaning more towards 3.5. While I did enjoy this book (for the most part), it was also very "wtf are you thinking". I just didn't understand why the MC Cait put herself in the positions she did, knowing something was wrong or on many occasions. 

The story as a whole was pretty decent. I do enjoy Modglin's writing, but I feel like I'm always just sitting in the middle ground on her stories. Maybe this author just isn't for me.🤷🏻‍♀️ but will I keep reading her stories in hopes I find one that just blows me away, yeah probably. You can call me Cait in that aspect 🤣
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I love this author. She is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This is a relatable story of childhood nerdy friends, and one friend becomes "popular," ditching her friends. The difference here is the ditching friend is never really accepted by the crowd, and the boy who made her popular is more interested in her even less popular friend. Tragedy ensues. The less popular friend is blamed. Fast forward to the high school reunion years later, and it gets even more interesting. This was an I have to find out what happens even if it's a bit predictable read.

Thank you so much to Netgalley for this advanced reader's copy for an honest review. #kierstenmodglin #thereunion
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I really enjoyed the narrator. I loved how the book was written in the past and present and the past was adding years into her age to piece together the story.  The audio was able to grab my attention right away,  I found it a fast paced suspenseful read. The little twists and turns throughout the novel really made for an intriguing plot. The ending i found to be a little disappointing  but overall i enjoyed the book
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The narrator was very good for this audiobook. But sadly, that was about all I liked about this title. I had hopes for it, the premise sounded great: A woman (Cait) returns to her hometown for her high school reunion. She is returning to the scene of trauma, but Cait is a famous novelist now. I love revenge stories of this type, but I felt the writing fell short and the plot was not engaging to keep me interested. The author had a great idea that fell flat.
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I always like books where the reader is teased throughout about some past event that we are trying to piece together by the clues offered up.  This is one of those books.  As Cait travels back to the hotel in her hometown for her class reunion, she is heading back to the scene of an unmentioned bad memory that unfolded at her senior prom.  Told in the present at the hotel and in flashbacks to her senior year in high school, we are left to wonder what the event might be and if her friend is missing or dead.

There is a big twist and a few red herrings along the way as you try and make out who is currently tormenting Cait and what fate awaits her.  While the ending is almost too convenient and there wasn’t a big twist in the last sentences of the book that I’ve come to expect from the author,  it was an enjoyable listen.  I enjoyed Meg Price’s narration and flew through the book.

It’s an entertaining quick read and should be liked by the author’s fans and those suspense lovers.
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This was the first book I've read by Kiersten Modglin but I can't wait to catch up on her back list!  Cait DuBois returns to Hotel Lilith to attend her high school reunion. This marks the first time she's been back since the worst night of her life, and Cait worries that some events of high school are coming back to haunt her. 

The story is told through two timelines - present day and high school - which I always love. I appreciated the device in the story since it continued to reveal just enough potential motives for several characters. The twisty ending blindsided me for sure!  Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and publisher for an advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review.
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"The Reunion' by Kiersten Modglin, narrated by Meg Price.

Thanks to NetGalley and Dreamscape Audio for an audio-ARC for my honest review.

This is my first book by this author and it won't be my last! I found it very entertaining. The narrator was also wonderful in keeping it suspenseful. I enjoyed the twists in this thriller, she kept us guessing as to who the guilty party was.

My review has been posted to Goodreads. 

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This was a great listen!  The story focuses on a famous author who returns to her hometown for her 10 year high school reunion.  But, she's dreading it because of something awful that happened in that very hotel ten  years ago.  The chapters alternate between ten years ago and present day.  There are several subtle themes, including teenage angst, bullying, stalking, and romance.  The plot is one that keeps your attention and it has a rather surprising ending.  A few little discrepancies are a bit puzzling, such as the implication that some of the teens grew up near the poverty level, yet all seemed (10 years ago) to have the latest phones with ability to text one another. I also found it rather improbable that the main character, at 28, could be a world-famous author with several books published.  While the main events in the in-between decade become evident as the novel progresses, the progression of this woman's career seems to be ignored.  It seems also as if the ending isn't really complete.  Perhaps a sequel is planned, but I found it a bit of a letdown to not know how things progressed in the following years.  So, while I mostly enjoyed the plot, I found these things to be a bit of a distraction.
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*received for free from netgalley for honest review* Pretty good, knew who would likely be the uh bad guy from the minute they met them but not like you could know *who* they are, might reread
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I have enjoyed all of Kiersten Modglin’s twisty thrillers I have read so far and this one was not an exception.  I was especially excited and I really loved the dual timelines.  I listened to the audiobook for this one and overall I felt the narration was good.  Like an 80’s horror movie there were times I wanted to yell at Cait to leave the hotel or to run, but I feel like that is part of what makes this genre so fun.  Cait is back in town for her high school reunion while her husband stays home with the kids.  Cait has a lot of unresolved issues from the typical mean girl exclusion and drama to her best friend being murdered in the same hotel they are having the reunion.  Someone is tired of all the secrets and begins to bring the things to light that Cait thought were dead and buried. I didn’t always love Cait’s character, but I could relate to her at times (and other times she baffled me) but I did find her well developed.  The other characters weren’t quite as well developed as I would have liked.
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