Just starting ‘Shiver’ by Allie Reynolds – my first Cold Comfort read

I’m trying to turn the dull, damp, dismal English winter into something more worthy of the name by reading some books that take me back to the mountains and real snow. I’m calling them ‘Cold Comfort Reads’. I’m only looking for books that entertain, either bey thrilling or amusing or chilling, and which are dominated by snow.

I’m just starting the first one:

When five snowboarder friends meet for a reunion in an isolated mountain lodge in the French Alps, they soon find out no one really knows who invited them. 

It’s been ten years since they’ve seen each other, and the winter when the enigmatic Saskia went missing. 

When an icebreaker game they play on arrival turns menacing, they soon realise someone is determined to dig up the secrets of the past. And will go to any lengths to find out the truth of what happened that winter.

They were all there. But who has the most to hide?

This reminds me of ‘Odd Numbers’ by J J Marsh one of the thrillers that I most enjoyed last year.

I was intially dawn to the book by this clever piece of marketing.

I looked up Allie Reynolds and found that this is her debut novel but she knows a lot about snow.

Here’s the bio from her site:

I was once a freestyle snowboarder in the UK top ten at halfpipe. I spent five winters in the mountains of France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.

I taught English for fifteen years. I’ve also been a London primary school teacher, bookshop assistant, barmaid, nanny and French teacher/translator. My short fiction has appeared in women’s magazines in the UK, Australia, Sweden and South Africa. I’ve been a full-time writer since 2018.

Born and raised in Lincoln, England, I moved to Gold Coast Australia in 2003. I have two young children and a cat who thinks he’s a dog.

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