Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm.When Milla accepts an off-season invitation to Le Rocher, a cozy ski resort in the French Alps, she's expecting an intimate weekend of catching up with four old friends. It might have been a decade since she saw them last, but she's never forgotten the bond they forged on this very mountain during a winter spent fiercely training for an elite snowboarding competition. Yet no sooner do Milla and the others arrive for the reunion than they realize something is horribly wrong. The resort is deserted. The cable cars that delivered them to the mountaintop have stopped working. Their cell phones--missing. And inside the hotel, detailed instructions await them: an icebreaker game, designed to draw out their secrets. A game meant to remind them of Saskia, the enigmatic sixth member of their group, who vanished the morning of the competition years before and has long been presumed dead.Stranded in the resort, Milla's not sure what's worse: the increasingly sinister things happening around her or the looming snowstorm that's making escape even more impossible. All she knows is that there's no one on the mountain she can trust. Because someone has gathered them there to find out the truth about Saskia...someone who will stop at nothing to get answers. And if Milla's not careful, she could be the next to disappear...
Community ReviewsSee all
"4.5/5 I liked this one for the mystery, the drama, and § the competitive sport aspect; the snowboarding added so much drama and gave the characters a lot more personality. The characters are pretty likable except for a few, lol I would say maybe skip this read if you ca g stand sport talk because this one does jump timelines between the past and present. In their past, it was all about them snowboarding and about this competition; I didn't know much about snowboarding, but I still really enjoyed those chapters. The atmosphere was great in a creepy ski lodge, snowed in with no way to get out, crazy things start to happen and you question everyone. I didn't see the end coming, and what played out, which I always enjoy, makes it more fun, overall it was an easy read I didn't want to put it down great read for the wintertime "
Marie J Ervin
"3-4 stars on this one just because I felt it was a little too dragged out and too much focus on the snowboarding that non snowboarders like myself may not really understand but it was a really interesting setting and plot"