Well dang, what a wet raspberry of a book to end the year on. I have a couple more I’m trying to finish so hopefully at least one will be a banger, but this was not what I wanted it to be. Personal drama in a friend group as a basis for a thriller is just really, really not my thing. Especially when you don’t like any of the characters that make up the group, as was the case here for me. Not even the spooky, eery, chilly atmosphere could make up for it. And also, I like books about sports, but the MC’s attitude about her sport and how competitive she was killed most of that enjoyment for me.
Take this review with a grain of salt, of course. If I would have known that this was the kind of book it would be, I probably wouldn’t have read it, and I know all that drama is like catnip to some people.
So our main character is Milla, a former pro-snowboarder who had to give it up and has been drifting through life ever since, but after an invitation from one of her old snowboarding friends (none of whom she’s seen since IT ALL WENT DOWN) agrees to a reunion of sorts at their old stomping grounds, a small resort in the alps near a glacier. We quickly learn that one of them, Saskia, has been missing and presumed dead for ten years, and another is a quadriplegic. But why and who and how? And now they are trapped on the glacier in a snowstorm, and someone is playing tricks on them.
I mean, I do make it sound good. I just didn’t care all that much! But, if you like this sort of thing, this is probably a really good one to check out.