Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release Date: January 19, 2021
If you’re needing a chilling winter thriller, SHIVER is it! This gripping locked-room mystery is set in a deserted ski resort in the French Alps, and Milla & four friends, all former snowboarding competitors, are invited to a reunion weekend there. The only one missing is the sixth member of their group who disappeared at that same location a decade ago and is presumed dead. (OK, right away, what a disturbing place for a reunion!)
I loved the frozen, desolate, and desperate atmosphere the author created. It may be off-season, but the weather is still bitterly cold and deep snow abounds. The friends quickly realize that something is wrong. Their phones go missing, the cable cars stop running, and there are no staff members to be found. Someone is clearly messing with them, and trying to remind them of Saskia, gone these past 10 years. Is it an outsider, or one of their own group?
Overall, this was a fantastic nail-biter that flipped back and forth between present day and ten years earlier, in the time leading up to Saskia’s disappearance. My only quibble was the large amount of snowboarding details, which slowed the pace down somewhat. If you enjoyed ONE BY ONE by Ruth Ware, you’d probably enjoy SHIVER — same atmosphere, yet its own unique mystery. — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪
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I can’t wait to get to this one! Excellent review, Diana💜
Thanks so much! ♥
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I really like Ruth Ware! :D This one sounds good. Thanks for the review!
Hope you get a chance to read it!
This does sound good and as I was reading, it reminded me of One By One. Then you mentioned that book as well. I think I’ll watch for it, but I might wait until summer to read it. ‘Read cold books in summer’ is my philosophy. Ha!
Understandable! When it’s 100° outside, this would be a perfect escape from the heat.
Love the setting here and the premise sounds good to me, too! Will have to check it out.