'A truly gripping chiller of a thriller. Sensational ' PETER JAMES
'A white-knuckle-ride through a dangerous world full of deadly ambition' ERIN KELLY
'A knife-sharp locked room mystery' HARRIET TYCE
'An exciting, twisty page-turner that will keep you guessing all the way to the end' C.L. TAYLOR
They were all there. So which one of them did it?
It's that time of year when the glacier gives up bodies. But there's one in particular someone is looking out for. When five friends meet for a reunion in an isolated mountain lodge, things turn deadly in the must-read thriller of the year. Fans of Lucy Foley and Lisa Jewell will be gripped by spectacular debut novel Shiver.
When Milla is invited to a reunion in the French Alps resort that saw the peak of her snowboarding career, she drops everything to go. While she would rather forget the events of that winter, the invitation comes from Curtis, the one person she can't seem to let go.
The five friends haven't seen each other for ten years, since the disappearance of the beautiful and enigmatic Saskia. But when an icebreaker game turns menacing, they realise they don't know who has really gathered them there and how far they will go to find the truth.
In a deserted lodge high up a mountain, the secrets of the past are about to come to light.
Readers love Shiver:
'An exciting, gripping page-turner'
'Absolutely fabulous, could not put it down'
'Best whodunnit I've read in a long time'
'It's hugely exciting and a real page-turner'
'Wow! What a book! A delicously dark, chilling, tense and twisty tour-de-force'
'A brilliant debut with a fabulous group of characters'
'A fantastic read and I loved every chapter'
'I can't wait for you to read the must-read thriller of the year'
'An addictive, suspenseful page-turner. It was fantastic!'
'Quite simplly I loved this book'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The world of pro snowboarding provides the backdrop for this impressive debut thriller and it’s as pacy, adrenalising and twisty as a run down a giant slalom. A group of ex-snowboarders converge in the French Alps for a 10-year reunion, only for events to take a menacing turn as they become trapped in a deserted resort with no means of reaching the outside world. Writing with sharp plotting and evocative prose, Reynolds transports you right into the snowy setting and the complex psyches of top-level athletes—and keeps you utterly gripped as the group experiences chilling consequences of a terrible accident from the past.
Milla, the narrator of Reynolds's exciting if uneven debut, and four other friends travel to an abandoned ski lodge in the French Alps, where they met 10 years earlier, for a reunion. Back then, the five participated in a grueling snowboarding training session, along with another snowboarder, Saskia. Milla had an exceptionally bitter rivalry with Saskia, who vanished without a trace. Soon after their arrival, their cell phones disappear, a snowstorm hits the lodge, and an icebreaker game reveals that one of them may be a murderer. Milla and company discover that their invitations came from a mysterious source, and they also begin to suspect they aren't alone. The story alternates between the current predicament and the events a decade ago, revealing overlapping conflicts among the characters. Though the action is slow to start, and no one makes a serious effort to escape, Reynolds, a former competitive snowboarder, brings authenticity to her Alpine setting with her detailed descriptions of the sport. Fans of locked-room mysteries will have fun.
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Fantastic who’s done it; great atmospheric build up and suspense. I only write a review once every 50 books or so, but felt it was worth it!
Loved this book so much suspense and so many turns, not a sporting person but gave an interesting side to sporting competitiveness; there is always a girl like saskia in life evil. Will definitely read another novel from this author