Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published by Penguin Audio on August 7, 2018
Length: 8 hours, 27 minutes
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It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing - maybe even romantic - weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a book and someone you love.
So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity - and all contact with the outside world - the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets, and wood - a genuine rustic experience!
Soon, though, a body turns up - surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body.
Within the snowed-in paradise, something - or someone - is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip.
The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle down and hope they can survive the storm. storm.
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Jonetta brought this one to my attention and I was happy to get it at the library. The set up is a bit like And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie but the story itself goes its own way. A cast of characters all end up at a remote country inn during a storm and people start getting murdered.
Each person had their flaws and strengths and SECRETS. There was almost no one who was ordinary and straightforward, except perhaps James, the owner of the inn. Like everyone, each character showed a little bit of selfishness, which made it hard to really like any of them.
There were plenty of twists and turns in the mystery and I really enjoyed it. The characters certainly had some shocks as some facts were revealed. We know the truth at the end but not everything that happens to each character as a result.
This is one of my favorite narrators. The whole thing had a old style, sort of noir feeling for me. The voices seemed to fit the mood well. I listened at 1.5x speed comfortably.
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