Five years ago, Helen lost her husband. Now she may lose her life.
Five years ago, Helen’s husband Paul went missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps. His body was never found, but he is presumed dead because no-one could have survived a night on that freezing mountainside.
It took Helen a long time to get over her loss, but now she has pulled her life back together – she is an acclaimed interior designer in a loving relationship with a new man.
Even better, Helen has just been offered her dream project, renovating a luxurious chalet in an idyllic location. There’s only one catch – it’s right next to the resort where Paul went missing.
She decides to take the job anyway, convincing herself that a visit to the scene of her great tragedy will actually be good for her, that it will give her a chance to lay old demons to rest.
But soon after she arrives, she makes an utterly shocking discovery and finds herself caught up in a nightmarish web of treachery and deceit where nothing is as it seems.
Only one thing is certain – the mountains want to claim another body…
Well that was a thrill ride of a book! I devoured it in a few days! There were time hops and changes of character narratives but those were clearly defined and made for smooth, transitional reading which just made sense. The characters were strongly written and plot was good-couldn’t argue with the story at all! At first I was umm-ing and ahh-ing at timings and thinking it was going to be a plot riddled with holes, but the more I read on, the more things added up and put pieces in place where they ought to be.
Having been to Switzerland, it was so nice to read a story set in this beautiful country and made me feel like I was back there (without the hefty flight and hotel costs!) and I do want to know what happened to Orla after the final page was read! Honestly this is a book I really recommend and would love to read more of Rijks’ works in the future.
Miranda Rijks is a writer of psychological thrillers and suspense novels. She has an eclectic background ranging from law to running a garden centre. She’s been writing all of her life and has a Masters in writing. A couple of years ago she decided to ditch the business plans and press releases and now she’s living the dream, writing suspense novels full time. She lives in Sussex, England with her Dutch husband, musician daughter and black Labrador.
I’d like to thank Zoe over at ZooLoo’s Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.