Unsettling descriptions, a terrifying plot and an array of differing characters is what makes Lapena a bestselling author. She fails to disappoint and I always look forward to what she has in store.
‘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.’
Lapena has brought the Agatha Christie style ‘whodunnit’ into the 21st century, adding her own style in the process. You never quite know where you are going to be taken, nor who to trust, which makes it all the more excitable.