Don't you hate it when someone borrows your book and won't give it back 😛
I liked it! The premise wasn‘t too original- a group of friends takes a remote holiday somewhere and while they are snowed in one of them is murdered- but I did like the execution. It was a fast, easy read and I didn‘t guess the resolution in advance. Thumbs up in my book!
Got my two books read for this week and managed to walk every day except one (due to birthday shenanigans and exhaustion) - but still counting it as a win especially since I had a guest this week.
@wanderinglynn keeping me inspired and positive!
#Audioreupholstering! I have three benches that don‘t go at all with the rooms they are for, so I‘m remaking them into something more islandy. And more attractive, in my opinion. I‘m enjoying this book as I work!
I was so excited to read this but it was SO tough to get through. The entire book was focused on character build and then finally, the last 50 pages seemed interesting. I normally go through books quickly but this one took nearly 2 weeks because it was SO boring. A big time pass on this one!
Really fast paced and fun to read in the winter. I really enjoyed this book! There are lots of twists and turns with the characters, which keeps you guessing and wanting to read more. The backdrop of this book is so much fun to visualize, cabins located in the middle of the woods. Only reason it took me so long was because I couldn't find time to read :(
This book is between a so-so and a pick for me.
It kept me reading but in the end it is really a bit of an In A Dark Dark Wood and Big Little Lies mashup knockoff.
The secondary crime storyline was unnessarry in my opinion.
But... It was a fast read and I still enjoyed it as a light weekend book.
The author attempted a whodunnit with this crime novel. Old friends gathered to celebrate New Year's at a remote cabin. One of them is killed and we rotate through narrators to find out the killer and their motive. Sounds like a real nail-biter right? Wrong. This was so slow I nearly bailed on it. The last 30 or so pages was interesting but overall it was a snoozefest😴
Overall score: 2.0/5.0
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I can‘t wait to read this “Scottish country house murder on New Year‘s Eve” novel (although I may save it for Christmas 😆).
A fun & engrossing read that is best consumed in one breathless, nail-biting, heart thumping sitting to avoid breaking the tension. A clever twist on the whodunit - you're also guessing who they dunit to! Characters are nicely despicable & everyone has motives aplenty to top any/all of the others so there's plenty of very enjoyable guesswork to be had with lots of juicy red herrings. Pacing is spot on, tension & suspense build really well ⬇️⬇️⬇️
A group of nine friends decide to spend New Year‘s Eve at a remote lodge in the Scottish Highlands. Each have secrets, and for one of them, this will be the last New Year‘s Eve they celebrate. I loved the writing but didn‘t have the warm fuzzies for the characters. The narrative changes perspective between the characters - I suspected who the victim was about halfway through, but couldn‘t guess the killer until the end. Worthy read!
Another long day at work, so I‘m treating myself and starting this one tonight. I‘m also very aware of the other books I‘m in the middle of reading...one of these days I‘ll have a regular downtime schedule again!
A New Year‘s reunion for 8 friends in the remote Scottish wilderness and one is a murderer and one won‘t make it out alive! Historic blizzard seals the lodge from the outside world. Story is full of suspense, secrets and surprises. Interesting characters that find out how keeping your friends close can be harmful! Reminded me of Agatha Christie‘s Orient Express mystery. Kept me guessing all the way thru! Recommended for mystery thriller lovers!
I‘m sure this is a fun winter mystery, but it‘s not something I want to read now. A group of privileged self-absorbed middle-aged friends meet to celebrate New Year‘s at a remote Scottish castle. Someone dies and one of the friends is likely the killer. Meh. Not bad, but just not for now. It‘s springtime after all! 🥶 🔪 🌸 🏰
I had gotten this from a Goodreads giveaway and enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. This book had twists of every kind and the writing was just so good. The author did a good job of concealing everything until she wanted you to know what was happening and I didn‘t guess the outcome. It was suspenseful and exciting and I highly recommend this one.
College friends have a yearly tradition of being together on vacation during for New Year‘s Eve. This time they are in an isolated lodge with just two employees and two strangers. We know early on there is a missing guest but with the alternating past and present time lines we don‘t find out who until the end. There were a lot of secrets and characters. I did audio and there was a full cast with fabulous accents.
Shaking off my #dayfromhell by dissolving into some great books. Finished this debut novel from British author Lucy Foley & I quite enjoyed it. Set on a huge estate in the Scottish Highlands At Hogmanay(NYE)it‘s a whodunnit when everyone had a reason to want her dead. Guessed it halfway through, but as a debut it‘s pretty good. My #LitsyAtoZ2019 #LetterF #Pop19 #ADebutNovel & #ReadingWomenChallenge #BookBoughtOrBorrowedIn2019
Helping our youngest move into her very first rental so lots of boxes, clothes & tears. From me mostly. She‘s our baby, our last left which means hubs & I are now empty nesters.😢 Taking a moment while she goes to buy more coat hangers & milk & starting this Scottish thriller about 9 old friends celebrating Hogmanay until a dead body is found in the snow & old secrets are brought to the surface.
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would based off of other reviews. This is not a fast paced thriller, but instead focuses on the secrets between a group of college friends. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy murder mysteries in a contained setting as well as books focused on interpersonal relationships between friends. This book wound up being a pick for me!
Woke up early this morning to take hubby to the ER for a kidney stone. He‘s home, but still in pain, so today is coffee and reading while keeping him company kind of day. Any prayers that this passes quickly would be so deeply appreciated.
I should technically be reading this right now since it‘s due back soon...but I‘ve been sucked down musical memory lane and think I‘ll just keep watching music videos of all the bands I listened to in high school instead 😅 I blame my brother for asking me today about the music I listened to at his age. Sorry book, another time. 🎶🤘🏻
A fun somewhat locked room mystery with a group of old friends getting together at an isolated hunting lodge for New Years. One ends up dead, and you flip back in forth in time and perspective to learn what happened. A few parts were predictable, but overall a fun read!
Well so far 2019 has been abysmal when it comes to reading. I‘ve finished a bunch of manga but only ONE book 😪 So here‘s some books that I want to read this month... because that‘s been going so well...hopefully by posting them here it‘ll help motivate me to read again. This is part 1 of my TBR, I‘ll post part 2, which is just manga and graphic novels, later. On top of these I have 6 other books I‘m in the middle of that I need to finish 😖
I hope I'm not supposed to be liking these characters. I'm nearly a third of the way through and none of them seem to have any redeemable qualities.
I can see why this got a 43% rating. One major thing I did not like is the slow pacing of the book.I had already guessed who had gotten murdered well before the 30% mark. However, the author chose to do the big reveal in one of the last chapters of the book. Totally boring and frustrating. Also, all of the so called friends are terrible people. Bunch of wankers. The lot of them!