The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
Format: ebook (eARC)
Source: Publishers via NetGalley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Publication Date: 31st October 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Four friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.
French Alps, 1998
Two young men ski into a blizzard… but only one returns.
20 years later
Four people connected to the missing man find themselves in that same resort. Each has a secret. Two may have blood on their hands. One is a killer-in-waiting.
Someone knows what really happened that day.
And somebody will pay.“
My Thoughts & Review
I was invited to read The Chalet by the publisher and after reading the description they sent I was very intrigued to find out what Catherine Cooper had to offer with this debut novel.
The Chalet follows a story that uncovers the truth about the death of a young man whilst on a skiing holiday with his brother and their girlfriends in 1998. Then in 2020 we find a group for people who are somehow connected to the tragic death back together at the very same ski resort.
The book is well written and full of descriptive scenes that I could really picture. However, the one thing I was worried about was the jumping around in timelines and multiple perspectives I was a little apprehensive at first as many of you know I’m not always a fan of books written like this as I find them confusing and hard to follow at times. But Cooper has done a great job with getting the balance just right, so it was pretty easy to follow and keep you guessing at the same time.
I did have a few theories about how the plot would unfolds but then a new twist comes along and my theories change again. However, by the end some of my theories provided to be right but others were proved wrong.
There are a variety of characters in this book, some very unlikeable ones that are quite dark and deceitful that I wouldn’t trust one bit, but I think this is was intentionally done. And then there are those that are just the innocent ones that have been added as red herrings to throw you off as who to really trust.
The ending could have been a little better but overall I really enjoyed this book, and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for aquick and entertaining mystery thriller.I can’t wait to see what Cooper has to offer next. This author is definitely one that I will be watching out for.
A big thank you to the publishers HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and NetGalley for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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