Thursday 5 November 2020

2020 Reading Challenge | The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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The Chalet by Catherine Cooper - 4/5 


"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."


This book is great!

The Chalet alternates between two different timelines both set in the French ski resort of La MadiƩre. It is snowy, atmospheric and the scene is set wonderfully.

In 1998, brothers Will and Adam go skiing off-pister with instructors Cameron and Andy and both brothers end up missing. Adam is later found but Will is presumed dead.

In 2020, Ria and her husband Hugo are in the same resort for business reasons with Simon, his wife Cass, baby Inigo and nanny Sarah. Hugo wants Simon to potentially invest in his company.

We meet a host of additional characters such as the brothers' girlfriends Louisa and Nell back in 1998 and chalet workers Millie and Matt in 2020.

Will's body turns up in 2020, but what does this mean for the group that are currently staying there? Not everything is as it seems and some people may even have a connection to him.

This book is full of surprises and kept me guessing. I thought I had sussed it out but the twists kept coming. That very last sentence was wonderful!

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