by Catherine Cooper
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021
Harper 360, HarperCollins
Longlisted for the CWA New Blood AwardFour friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.
‘Pure adrenaline’ ERIN KELLY
‘An intense thriller’ HEAT
‘Agatha Christie meets the glamour of après-ski’ SUNDAY TIMES
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.
An exciting new debut for anyone who loves Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, and C.L. Taylor
‘An intense, claustrophobic thriller’ Heat magazine
‘A brilliant book with a twist you won’t see coming’ Bella magazine
‘A great, pacy read fans of Lucy Foley will love’ Fabulous magaazine
‘Atmospheric and suspenseful’ Woman’s Weekly
‘I was gripped from start to finish’ Cass Green
‘Chilling and atmospheric’ Roz Watkins
‘Thrilling – I could feel the icy chill blowing through the pages’ Michelle Frances
‘Cleverly plotted’ Allie Reynolds
‘The perfect book to take a stay-cation with!’ Suzy K Quinn
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 47 members
A delightful thriller that I was privileged to read. I absolutely love Catherine Cooper and her previous work so I knew this book would be amazing. I was on the edge of the seat to the last page. I highly recommend.
The Chalet is a fun, locked-room mystery set at a ski resort. In 1988, two men went skiing only for one to return. Now, 20 years later, four people are brought to the resort. They are all connected to the missing man. They all have secrets. One is a killer. The story remains intriguing throughout as you try to figure out whodunnit. The perspectives alternate and one POV is a mystery as to who it's from. If you're looking for a good locked-room mystery that will keep you guessing, this is the one for you!
The Chalet is definitely a slow burn type of thriller book, but as an avid thriller reader, I found it worth the read. The slow build up while you're trying to figure out what's going on and who the girl in the flashbacks is makes the story more intriguing. This is the fastest I've read a book in a while. I was amazed that this was the author's debut book and will gladly read anything else she writes! Thanks to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the free ebook in exchange for an honest review.
I love a mystery that jumps timelines; especially when it's based around a vacation. It can be a tad confusing at times with the multiple narrators but a little tip I usually do is make notes of who is who and then revert back to it when I need to! It was very enjoyable and well-written, an author that I definitely will be coming back to again!