Today, I will be sharing my review of The Chalet by Catherine Cooper with you all.
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.
From the moment I received the email from Avon about The Chalet, I was so excited to dive in. The synopsis sounded so promising, and although I didn’t LOVE this book, I did still really enjoy it.
2 different time frames, 2 different stories, both set in the same place, 2 decades apart, and I was desperate to find out how the stories connected. The story is told from multiple POV, which along with the different time frames, did get confusing at times, but it still made the story a lot more interesting, especially when a section ended on a bit of a cliffhanger.
The characters were interesting, with very varied personalities, but I didn’t find myself getting particularly attached to any of them. Adam was an awful person, who I really didn’t like, but he was written quite well. Ria was a particular favourite though, with her couldn’t care less attitude.
This wasn’t as thrilling as I had hoped, but it definitely kept you guessing right up until the end, and the actual ending was brilliant. I didn’t see it coming at all!
There were some very interesting aspects to this book, and although I have a few issues with it, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. As a debut, this is very good, and a promising start from Catherine Cooper. I will be giving her future books a read.
A huge thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books for my copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
I give The Chalet a 3 star rating.
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