We can't choose the strangers we meet.
As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell's Inn, they're all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.
Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.
With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in - or out. And then the first body is found...and the horrifying truth comes to light. There's a killer among them - and nowhere to run.
Until we find ourselves in a situation we can't escape. Trapped.
I've read Shari Lapena before (The Couple Next Door) and enjoyed it very much. This book is a stand alone, not attached in anyway to the previous novels by the same author and is very much a classic who done it.
Imagine you set off for a quiet weekend in a remote spot, only to get snowed in, with a collection of strangers, with no power and no way to get word to the outside world that you need help - nothing could be worse, right? Wrong. It can be worse when one of the guests is found dead at the bottom of the stairs. Is it an accident or murder?
Its a very twisting tale and the good thing about it, is although several suspects are put into the frame by their fellow guests, the who and why of the crime is very much left to the end. I do hate mysteries that either give it away right at the beginning, or have you following the killers P.O.V so that you clearly know who did it and are just waiting for everyone else to catch up. In this story even when the mystery is solved and the guilty party arrested, there is a delicious little twist that I just loved.
I give it