It wasn’t until after I’d finished the romantic thriller WHITEOUT by Adriana Anders that I realized that it was by the same author that wrote Daddy Crush, which emmalita reviewed earlier this year. Just like that book was better than most in its sub-genre, so to is Whiteout.
Y’all. I’m never leaving the Deep South. Whiteout just cemented my fear of snow and ice, not to mention my deep and abiding dislike of extreme cold. I’m not going to get into a lot of detail, but it’s a thriller involving a murder at the south pole science lab. One of the protagonists witnesses the murder and both are left behind with the bad guys chasing them down when the summer scientists and crew leave as the bad shit goes down. They’re on the run in the extreme cold in the endless night that is winter at the south pole.
This novel was obviously painstakingly researched. The amount of detail involved in the world building gives you a very clear picture of the environment and the way it affects all of the actions and decisions made by the protagonists.
The female lead is the camp summer cook. The male lead is a scientist that stays year round and prefers the solitude of the ice to dealing with people. She’s been crushing on him all summer; he has been wondering why she needs to be so loud. Most people come that far south in search of quiet. Needless to say, they had not gotten off to a great start to suddenly be thrown together on an adventure. It made for great reading.
In short, if you’re looking for a break from romcom or historicals, WHITEOUT is definitely worth your time.