Four hikers enter the mountains. Only two return. But is it tragedy? Or treachery?
When sisters Cat and Ginny travel with their husbands to the idyllic Swiss Alps for a hiking holiday, it’s not just a chance to take in the stunning scenery. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with each other after years of drifting apart–and patch up marriages that are straining at the seams.
As they head into the mountains, morale is high, but as the terrain turns treacherous, cracks in the relationships start to show. With worrying signs that someone might be following them, the sun begins to set and exhaustion kicks in. Suddenly, lost high on a terrifying ridge, tensions spill over–with disastrous consequences.
When only two of the four hikers make it down from the mountain, the police press them for their story–but soon become suspicious when their accounts just don’t add up.
What really happened up on that ridge? Who are the survivors? And what secrets are they trying to hide?
Susi Holliday grew up near Edinburgh and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years before she started writing. A lifelong fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham Prize. She is the acclaimed author of nine novels and a novella. The film adaptation of her Trans-Siberian-set psychological thriller Violet is currently in development.As well as working, reading, writing, walking and drinking tea, Susi provides mentoring for new crime writers via http://www.crimefictioncoach.com.You can find out more at her website, http://www.susiholliday.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SJIHolliday, on Twitter @SJIHolliday, and on Instagram @susijholliday
My thoughts: families are very complicated – and Cat and Ginny are very complicated. On a hiking trip with their husbands, secrets forcing wedges between both sets of spouses and the sisters. These secrets are boiling up and over as the four get lost hiking in the Swiss Alps.
Cat has a plan, but it goes sideways on the mountainside and now she has to convince the police that she’s the only one telling the truth, not the man she stumbled off the mountain with.
I love Susi’s books, they’re always smart and compelling reads, and this is no different. Cat is a mess and her plan isn’t very smart – there are better ways to deal with your sister (mine is still alive, promise).
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.