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.
The Chalet by Catherine Cooper is a brilliant debut murder mystery, including lots of my favourites: snowbound intrigue, a lurking killer and plenty of suspects and red herrings. (Honestly, you wait ages for a murderer-in-a-ski-resort book and then three come along at once! See also: Ruth Ware‘s One by One and Shiver by Allie Reynolds).
I loved the structure of The Chalet‘s multiple narrations and the flashbacks and I did not work out where it was all heading. Catherine Cooper demonstrates great skill in both her clever plotting and her writing that moved me to tears during some of the flashbacks and made me laugh out loud sometimes at characters’ witty thoughts or dialogue. I highly recommend The Chalet and hope to read more from Catherine Cooper.
Thank you to the publisher for my copy of the book.