ABOUT THE BOOK
They don’t know what I did. And I intend to keep it that way.
How far would you go to win? Hyper-competitive people, mind games and a dangerous natural environment combine to make the must-read thriller of the year. Fans of Lucy Foley and Lisa Jewell will be gripped by spectacular debut novel Shiver.
When Milla is invited to a reunion in the French Alps resort that saw the peak of her snowboarding career, she drops everything to go. While she would rather forget the events of that winter, the invitation comes from Curtis, the one person she can’t seem to let go.
The five friends haven’t seen each other for ten years, since the disappearance of the beautiful and enigmatic Saskia. But when an icebreaker game turns menacing, they realise they don’t know who has really gathered them there and how far they will go to find the truth.
In a deserted lodge high up a mountain, the secrets of the past are about to come to light.
Set in the beautiful French Alps, high in an out of season ski resort, five former snowboarding champions meet up for the time in ten years. The last time that they were together Saskia disappeared and has never been found. Each of them had received an invitation, but none of them had sent the invitations out. They all had their secrets, and someone was determined to find out what had happened to Saskia the last time they were all there.
The story runs on parallel timelines with events ten years ago, and what happened, to the reveal and conclusion in the present day. All five of them had changed, settled into new careers and retired from the lime-light of attracting sponsors and being one of the chosen to represent their country in world-class events.
The group all came from very different backgrounds with the only thing binding them together being their skill on a board. The group were extremely competitive with each other, pushing boundaries. In present day, the group were becoming quite paranoid as to which of them could be pulling the strings, cracking open old feelings and memories buried in the past.
The setting both breathtaking and deadly. Like an artist having a new canvas to work from every time fresh snowfalls. The author comes across as knowing her stuff, both from experience and impeccable research. A brilliant debut with a fabulous group of characters, tense and edgy with no escape from the past or present. Someone knew the truth, and someone was determined to know it. Awesome!
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allie Reynolds is the author of the thriller SHIVER, which will be published in January 2021.
Born and raised in Lincoln, England, she moved to Australia in 2004. She lives on the Gold Coast with her two young boys and a cat who thinks he’s a dog.
Many years ago she competed at snowboard halfpipe. She spent five winters in the mountains of France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada. These days she sticks to surfing – water doesn’t hurt as much as ice when you fall on it.
Her first ever job was a Saturday job in a bookstore, at age 14. She taught English for many years and became a full-time writer in 2018.