Cooler weather is on the way at this end of summer. I am not sure if I welcome it or not. As long as I can get my morning walks in, I'll be pretty happy.
Just finished reading:
One By One by Ruth Ware, September 8, 2020, Scout Press
Setting: French Alps ski chalet
Genre: suspense, thriller
About: Ten people are locked together in a chalet in a remote part of the Alps, hemmed in by snow after a massive avalanche. There is a chalet worker and a cook and lots of food and wine, plus ample amount of logs for the fireplace. The drawback is that there is a murderer among them. Five or six remain who are not dead or missing. The ones remaining decide to hike to another chalet for help and to ski down to the main town, despite the destruction of ski paths after the avalanche.
The ending is suspenseful as characters face off in a fight for survival.
Comments: Well plotted and written - the details of the avalanche and its destruction, the slow reveal of the characters and their motives - the novel was hard to put down. I gave it an enthusiastic five stars.
Next on the reading list:
- a bunch of library books
- a suspense novel
What Lies Beneath by Bill Kitson, October 1, 2019, Joffe Books
Setting: Yorkshire, England
Genre: detective fiction, DI Mike Nash #1 series
Source: Kindle Unlimited
About: I've only just started this series and hopefully will like it enough to keep going. It's a crime thriller involving a British detective inspector, an international criminal network, Eastern Europe law enforcement, and a Russian detective.