So GOOD. The Chalet by Catherine Cooper was SO GOOD. GOOD. Good. GOOD. You get the point, right?!?!? I thought it was good!
It was clever, well-written and it kept me guessing. I loved the pacing, and I loved the plot structure with all the different parts centred around different characters and timelines – I was hooked.
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.
Great sounding synopsis, right?!?!
And that setting! WOW. Just wow – even with murder, mayhem and some very sinister ongoings I still very much want to visit the French Alps. And THE CHALET itself – well, it sounded spectacular, the height of luxury. I’m not much of a skier, I’ve only tried it a handful of times and I have no natural ability. None. Whatsoever. In fact, I am terrible! But, I did love sitting up on the mountain drinking a boozy hot chocolate watching the winter world ski by. The passion and interest Catherine Cooper has for the sport and the setting shines through her writing.
I’m seeing a bit of a trend that I am TOTALLY there for – winter sports and beautiful snowy mountain settings. I’ve not long finished Shiver by Allie Reynolds another absolute blockbuster of a whodunnit set in the world of snowboarding. Another book I would recommend along with Catherine Cooper’s The Chalet. Any other similar book recommendations would be welcome!?!?
I absolutely loved and loathed the main characters – I was invested in their story. And although I can’t say anything for fear of giving away some whoppers of spoilers – Catherine Cooper managed to jam in MANY twisty and twisted plot turns, there was never a dull moment.
I wish I enjoyed every book as much as I did The Chalet.
In my very humble opinion – The chalet is screaming out to be made into a Netflix original series. Pretty, pretty please Netflix!?!? I would watch it and I cannot imagine that I am alone in my hopes.
I received a copy of the book for review from the publisher, which was all arranged by the lovely blog tour organiser – Thank you! Enjoy the rest of the blog tour – I plan on following along. I predict a string of glowing reviews!
Well done Catherine Cooper – can I have another book, please?