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Publisher Description

**The Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller**

Four friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.

‘Pure adrenaline’ ERIN KELLY

‘An intense thriller’ HEAT

‘A chilling debut, wonderfully paced’ WOMAN AND HOME

‘Agatha Christie meets the glamour of après-ski’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

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
‘A fast-paced and easy-to-read thriller, with a gorgeously escapist setting’ Best magazine
‘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

About the author

Catherine Cooper is a freelance journalist writing for many national newspapers and magazines, specialising in travel. Most recently she has written several ski pieces for the Guardian and is currently compiling a 50 best family holidays round up for the Telegraph. She also makes regular appearances as a talking head on daytime TV. She lives in France with her husband and two teenage children, and is a keen skier.

Crime & Thrillers
31 October
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

Marns17 ,

A great debut

As a debut full length novel, Catherine Cooper has done a really great job with The Chalet. Combing her love her skiing and thriller books, she has produced a very entertaining story that will have you completely immersed and caught up in its drama!

I mean how could you not be intrigued with a tagline Four Guests. One luxury getaway. And one perfect MURDER…This alone had me immediately under its spell without even reading what it was about and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it!

The plot has everything that I love in this genre, lies, deceit, revenge, murder, which is all played out in a beautiful but deadly setting. Catherine Cooper has done a good job in its execution and the mystery plays out well giving the reader insight into past events and how they correlate with the present one.

The characters are a diverse bunch that have been well developed, written and with a mix of both likeable and unlikeable, balances the story out well. I did find that a couple of them were just fillers to have as suspects as they really played no other part, but it was easy to overlook this.

Although I did find that at the start the story moved at a slightly slower pace to begin with, it does ramp up for a more thrilling second half as the tension and suspense starts to boil over. The outcome was well done and even though it does have an open ending, which I normally don’t like, in this case it works well.

All up The Chalet is a thrilling read that has been well plotted and written and I look forward to seeing what Catherine Cooper comes up with for her readers next. Congratulations on a great debut Catherine! It was a pleasure to read and review The Chalet, which I recommend.

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