About Marissa Stapley

Marissa is the internationally bestselling author of three novels, which have been published around the world and translated into eight languages. She has worked as a stable hand, bartender, tropical resort destination rep, sports reporter, cemetery gardener, television listings writer, band roadie and beauty magazine editor. Marissa has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College. Her award-nominated journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America, including Elle, Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent and The Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto with her family and her bookshelves.

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From the publisher of The Last Resort

Miles Markell is missing, and everyone is a suspect.

To the guests at The Harmony Resort, Doctors Miles and Grace Markell appear to be a perfect power couple. They run a couples’ therapy retreat in a luxurious resort in the Mayan Riviera where they help spouses deal with their marriage struggles.

Johanna and Ben’s relationship looks great on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly—Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second—but what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all that it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out their secrets?

As a powerful hurricane descends on the coast, trapping both the hosts and their guests, confidences are revealed, loyalties are tested, and not one single person—or marriage—will ever be the same.

A gripping exploration of relationships and trust, The Last Resort is a propulsive read about all the big truths we hide, even from ourselves.

To learn more about Marissa’s other books, visit her website.

Praise

“Stapley pulls off a tale that’s both spine-chilling and heartwarming. How she does it is as intricate a mystery as The Last Resort‘s plot. You won’t be needing a bookmark.” 

Christina Dalcher, author of Vox


“Stapley’s writing is fast-paced while still cutting deep. I burned through the book, but it will stay with me. The Last Resort is all of these things: a nail-biter, a page-turner, a thoughtful, powerful exploration into who we are in relationships and on our own.”

Laurie Petrou, author of Sister of Mine

“Gripping…. Stapley shows a real knack for suspense.”

Publishers Weekly