Reviewed by Cassidy Hammel (Library Staff)
As a lover of mystery, I picked this title up thinking it would be similar to Shari Lapena’s An Unwanted Guest. It is in that both are set in exotic lodge retreats, in the dead of winter and with shifting narration between characters. This novel however is about a group of seven old friends who come together every year to celebrate the New Year. I liked this book in particular because it is clear early in the novel that one guest dies though you don’t know which until the very end. On the surface, the guests enjoy spending time reminiscing about their pasts but beneath, old secrets bubble ominously like hot tar, threatening to seep through the thin connections the friends still maintain. Short chapters made it too easy for me to say, “Just another few pages,” and if you love mystery, you’ll feel the same way!
Located in Adult Fiction (FIC FOLEY)