Book Review: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper


Title: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
Ratings: 4 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Publisher: HarperCollins

Oh, this was a fun, wintry read to end 2020. The perfect atmosphere of an Alpine chalet and a murderer out for revenge.

This is told in several POVs in two timelines. We open with an unnamed narrator (there are two in this book) who related the fateful day on which the premise is set. There's also Hugo, one of the vacationers at the chalet, his wife Ria. Simon, a prospective business partner also at the chalet. Rounding out the group are Louisa, girlfriend to Will and his brother Adam. The shifting POVs were well done and kept up the tension and pace very well. I was trying to figure out who was lying (like everyone!) and about what and if it had to do with what happened before, so that was great. I figured out some and others left me agog. The end was well done and even held some surprise and a question that is likely never to be answered definitively. Which drove me a bit crazy but I decided I was ultimately glad.

This was one propulsive read that once I picked it up, would not let me go. The ending left me thinking, "Possible sequel? Tell me more." I'll definitely read it. This was my first book by Catherine Copper and I'm definitely looking forward to more.


Summary: 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

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