This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel might be the slow burn of all slow burns.


Sisters Natalie and Kit Collins have drifted apart since their mother passed away. While Natalie refocused her energy into her job, Kit decided to join a wellness retreat of sorts for six months. Located on a remote island off the coast of Maine, communication with the outside world is strictly prohibited. No cell phones, nothing.

Fast forward six months, Natalie receives an ominous email that has her rushing to the island desperately wanting to talk with Kit. And the story unfolds from there.

Review of This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

This story has multiple POVs, timelines, and parts. The identity of one character does not get revealed until a good way through the book, which I found a little confusing.

I was so excited to get approved for this arc, but unfortunately, I had to push myself to finish it. For a thriller novel, I found it lacked tension and urgency. What was supposed to be fraught with unease came across as dull. The ending was a nail-biter, but it came too late.

Although this wasn’t as compelling as Darling Rose Gold, I will definitely read the author’s next release.

I recommend this book if you’re looking for a slowly-paced novel featuring a cult-like group.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 22 February 2022

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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