"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."
I'm trying something new here - and giving less of a summary. One, because sometimes the summary gives too much away. Two, because I like the idea of one sentence or very short summaries that just pull readers in with buzzy words like the above one did for me. Let me know what your thoughts (if you even read this part of my posts has me curious honestly).
Shiver was everything that I had hoped it would be from the above summary. I love nothing more than a "locked room" type of mystery setup where the characters are being picked off one by one as a play off of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. What made this book stand out for me as the reader is that it was set in the alps during a snowstorm. I LOVE a mystery/thriller set in the middle of a snowstorm which is effectively trapping the characters from leaving. It's almost like this book was written for me personally because it had everything that I love all in one book. And the best part was that I truly loved this book! I found it to be one of those books that just pulls you in and doesn't let you go. I'm writing my thoughts on this one months after reading it and I can still clearly remember the tense atmosphere that the author created within the pages. I was left guessing the entire time I was reading it trying to figure out who was behind it all. There were certain things that I guessed but others that I didn't whatsoever. I also really enjoyed the snowboarding aspects that the author included within this book. I've always enjoyed watching snowboarding so learning more about the competitive side of it was really intriguing. There were just so many great things about this book and I cannot say enough good things about it!
Overall, this is a book that I highly recommend to both mystery and thriller readers. This is an author to watch in my opinion because it was just that good. I will be picking up whatever she comes out with next - that's for sure!
Bottom Line: A book that is very likely to make my top reads list of this year!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. I ended up reading a physical copy courtesy of my local library.
Since she was the one who discovered the body, Lana must do double duty in finding the killer and clearing her name. Now, with or without the help of her boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana launches her own investigation into Margo's life and mysterious death. Doing so leads her on a wild goose chase to and from the culinary school--and all the way back to the Ho-Lee noodle shop, where the guilty party may be closer than Lana thinks."