A mountain lodge hotel in the Catskills is cut off from the world by an ice storm.
When one guest dies, it seems like a tragic accident. But then the body-count begins to rise. There is a murderer amongst them and they are trapped with no contact with the outside world until the storm passes.
An attorney, a writer, two couples and two female friends stay in the beautiful three story hotel with the hotel owner and his barman son. As the storm descends and the bodies start to appear the tension rises and the paranoia sets in. Everyone suspects everyone and with a lack of anything else to do, they all get pissed every night.
First things first, this is not a scary book. If you are looking to be so terrified that you have to put the book in the freezer as per Joey from friends, then move along this is not your book.
Think more Agatha Christie murder mystery than Stephen King sweat inducing terror.
That said, this is an excellent book. It’s pacy and fun with interesting characters and you will be so eager to reach the end you will read it in a day or two.
This is an atmospheric thriller, perfect for a rainy day beside the fire.