Book Review: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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.

This book was so, so good! I chose it as one of my reads for this month because I owed it a review on Netgalley but oh, I’m so glad I did. I finished it in under 3 days which I think is the quickest I’ve read any book this year.

The writing was wonderful and the characters great, even those that you disliked were still very readable and I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. I was so gripped I didn’t even try to figure out what was going on so was perhaps a little slow on picking up on some hints that were dropped along the way!

I enjoyed the change in view point of the chapters, it lent itself to the changes in time period and the way the story unfolded. It really helped you get to know the characters as well. I won’t tell you who I liked and didn’t as I don’t want to accidentally give anything away.

I feel it is worth mentioning that trigger warnings for rape and child neglect are needed for this one as well, so if either of those are triggers for you, you may want to avoid this book.

If you want a gripping crime read with a dose of strangers trapped together thrown in then this is definitely the book for you. I very much hope we get more books from Catherine cooper as well, this was excellent for a debut and didn’t feel like it at all so I can’t wait to see what she can write going forwards.

With thanks to Harper Collins and Netgalley for a copy in exchange for honest review.

The Chalet is available now.

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