The Chalet by Catherine Cooper #BookReview #HarperCollins #NetGalley #4.5*

Four friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.

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

Absolutely Delicious!

Now, here’s a novel to get your teeth into – it’s full of surprises!

In 1998, to young men went skiing in the French Alps, but only one came back. Twenty years later, a house party stay in a chalet in the same village. There are no obvious connections between the two but, like stains, it all comes out in the wash.

Absolutely delicious! This is a book which starts off with two stories, twenty years apart but in the same location; as I got to know the characters my interest piqued and before I knew where I was I was speeding up my reading, desperate to find out where it was heading but even in my wildest imagination, I couldn’t have predicted that! A well-paced novel which reels in the reader and it is a very good read! Catherine Cooper is definitely an author to watch out for, and I’m happy to give this one 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Bio

I am a freelance journalist, author and copywriter based in SW France and London.

I write about children, travel, health and lifestyle. My clients include The Sun, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Express, Daily Mail, most of the women’s weekly magazines, Living France, and Connexions, plus trade magazines such as The Pharmacist and Nursing Standard.

I review hotels for Hotelegraph, specialising in Carcassonne and the Languedoc, as well as writing about family travel for Take the Family, Planetski and many others.

I am a family travel expert – my book, Travelling with Children: A Parent’s Guide was published in 2011.

My first novella Baby It’s Cold Outside was published by Hot Key Unlocked in Dec 2013. My novel The Chalet will be published by Harper Collins in October 2020. I am represented by Gaia Banks at Sheil Land.

I regularly appear in TV debates on This Morning and various radio stations.


Twitter: @catherinecooper

Facebook: @catherinecooperauthor

Instagram: @catherinecooperjournalist


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