No Retreat

The truth hits me as the first full day at the Complete Retreat limps to an aching close: the other guests have succumbed to Stockholm syndrome. That's the phenomenon in which hostages fall in love with their captors. Some of these people have already endured the iron regime of Lisa Jeans—and have returned, of their own free will.

Complete it may be, but the very name "retreat" is a misnomer. This isn't a refuge but a bracing course of exercise combined with a raw food diet, all designed by naturopath Jeans. Stern stuff, yet my fellow captives gaze...

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