The Drift by C.J. Tudor (eARC Review)

Format Read: eBook

Source: NetGalley

Publisher: Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 19th January 2023

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“Survival can be murder . . .

Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. Evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careered off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors.

Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She’s in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board.

Carter is gazing out of the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waver in the storm, the threat of something lurking in the chalet’s depths looms larger.

Outside, the storm rages. Inside each group, a killer lurks.

But who?

And will anyone make it out alive? . . .”

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My Thoughts

The Drift is a brilliantly written apocalyptic horror mystery that follows three different stories. I did wonder how the three different storylines were linked and at one point I even wondered if I was missing something while reading, but by the end, everything came together seamlessly.

Each storyline is told from three different POVs. One is from Hannah, a med student who is trapped in a coach with a group of students after their coach crashes during a snowstorm. The second is from Meg, a former policewoman, who is trapped in a dangling cable car with a group of people she doesn’t know. The third is from Carter, who lives with a group of colleagues at a ski chalet/Retreat. All three must try and stay alive.

I thought the characters were really well done. As the book progresses you also see the characters develop. All three characters are hiding secrets, which slowly come out as the stories unfold and come together. I also thought the side characters were well done and worked well with the main characters, you never quite know who to trust or believe.

Unlike C.J. Tudor’s previous books, I didn’t find this one as fast paced but it is gripping, with great twists and turns.

I may be a little biased as C.J. Tudor is one of my favourite authors but honestly, this was a great read, and can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next!

If you’re a fan of locked room reads with an apocalyptic, horror mystery element then this is a book to give a go!!

I would like to thank the publishers Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House, and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts.

My Rating

πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ 1/2

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Happy Reading!!!

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