An electrifying debut thriller for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.
'The kind of heart-pounding, sleep-stealing read that you want to recommend to everyone you meet. An absolutely thrilling book' CASS GREEN
'Chilling and atmospheric . . . had me turning the pages late into the night' MARK EDWARDS
'Tense, thrilling and unpredictable, with one of the most unique and dangerous settings imaginable' ALLIE REYNOLDS
'Set against the dangerous sub-zero temperatures end endless night of the Antarctic... Brilliantly atmospheric and terrifying' CATHERINE COOPER
'Tense, twisted and quite literally chilling - a locked room mystery in a unique setting where no one can be trusted' SUSI HOLLIDAY
'Atmospheric, original and full of tension' AMANDA JENNINGS
'A real edge-of-the-seat plot. I loved it. Original and accomplished' J.A. CORRIGAN
ONE DEAD BODY
In the most inhospitable environment - cut off from the rest of the world - there's a killer on the loose.
A&E doctor Kate North has been knocked out of her orbit by a personal tragedy. So when she's offered the chance to be an emergency replacement at the UN research station in Antarctica, she jumps at the chance. The previous doctor, Jean-Luc, died in a tragic accident while out on the ice.
The move seems an ideal solution for Kate: no one knows about her past; no one is checking up on her. But as total darkness descends for the winter, she begins to suspect that Jean-Luc's death wasn't accidental at all. And the more questions she asks, the more dangerous it becomes for them all . . .
(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Great Potential Here But Left Me Wanting
Initially this book had me captivated.
A seriously eerie setting, filled with mysterious characters with their own issues and potentially shady motivations.
Unfortunately, after getting through about half of the book, I just found myself getting bored.
And I couldn’t even put my finger on exactly why.
I didn’t particularly care for the main character, the location is so bleak and such a total void, that little room is left for a multifaceted setting.
It just felt like too much of the same note, over and over again.
I couldn’t finish it, even though I was extremely enthusiastic for the first half and truly believed the story would become richer, more developed, have a bit more depth.
I just found it lacking in the end.
It could be me, I had high expectations here based on the very enticing setting and set up.
What a premise!
It’s well written, it just could’ve been more engaging, more creative, I don’t know.
Like I said, I could never quite put my finger on my extreme disappointment here.
Worth giving it a read, maybe I’ll return to it at another time and with adjusted expectations…