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Shiver
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm. When Milla accepts an off-season invitation to Le Rocher, a cozy ski resort in the French Alps, she's expecting an intimate weekend of catching up with four old friends. It might have been a decade since she saw them last, but she's never forgotten the bond they forged on this very mountain during a winter spent fiercely training for an elite snowboarding competition. Yet no sooner do Milla and the others arrive for the reunion than they realize something is horribly wrong. The resort is deserted. The cable cars that delivered them to the mountaintop have stopped working. Their cell phones--missing. And inside the hotel, detailed instructions await them: an icebreaker game, designed to draw out their secrets. A game meant to remind them of Saskia, the enigmatic sixth member of their group, who vanished the morning of the competition years before and has long been presumed dead. Stranded in the resort, Milla's not sure what's worse: the increasingly sinister things happening around her or the looming snowstorm that's making escape even more impossible. All she knows is that there's no one on the mountain she can trust. Because someone has gathered them there to find out the truth about Saskia...someone who will stop at nothing to get answers. And if Milla's not careful, she could be the next to disappear...
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AmandaBlaze
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 2mo
Eggs 🤍❄️😱 2mo
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Gissy
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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I think the subtitle resume very well the plot of this thriller without spoiling anything. It started as a reunion of five of seven “friends”?. But then, the reunion ended with murder. Why are they going to meet again after 10 years? Where? What happened with those two other friends. It was good but some situations were odd, maybe unbelievable, predictable, there were red flags in the first pages. Those characters were terrible human beings 3.4⭐️

Gissy I finished the last 128 pages today 2022 #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

#2022readingGoal read more books from my old /own tbr Sometimes this subscription is ok. In this box 3 of the 4 gifts were practical to use. What I‘m going to do with those goggles. Well I will use them for photos of books set in winter

January 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

GR #ATY2022 Aroundtheyearin52books prompt- #24 Book related with inclement weather
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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ClairesReads
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So glad I finally managed to read Shiver. Despite being seasonally mismatched, it‘s the perfect summer thriller. Reynolds strikes the balance between over and under contextualising her mystery, there‘s just enough snowboarding/mountain content to make this narrative unique, but not so much that it disengages a reader who isn‘t familiar with the sport. Shiver kept me guessing for almost the whole novel, and the ending didn‘t disappoint.

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Alfrazier21
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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I opened my #jolabokaflod present today! I‘m so excited to curl up and start reading once I can get all my food prepared for tomorrow. In the chaos of what is now my kitchen, I completely misplaced the card/envelope that mentioned who gifted this to me (I‘m so sorry 😢), but THANK YOU!! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!! 🎄🎁

@MaleficentBookDragon

PatriciaU Hey Amber…that was from me! Glad you like it and hope you have some quiet time to read! 5mo
Alfrazier21 Thank you so much!!! @PatriciaU 😊 This book looks so good! 5mo
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Breanne1
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If you enjoyed One by One you‘ll enjoy this book. This is similar but adds in petty Olympic athletes, competitiveness that turns deadly and revenge. A fun read!

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Charityann
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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This one‘s pretty good! I read the whole thing yesterday.😆 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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NataliePatalie
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Panpan

I hated this book SO much. I don't think I've hated a book this much since reading The Book of Strange New Things in 2015. I hate this book.

Blueberry Lol. Why did you finish it? 6mo
NataliePatalie @Blueberry bookclub lol 6mo
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SoggyPages
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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Bath and Body Candle Haul plus a BAM Purchase. Has anyone read Allie Reynolds? My first time, it sounds intriguing

BookDragonNotWorm I read this and really liked it. Heavy on the snowboarding terms, but an enjoyable thriller. 6mo
SoggyPages @BookDragonNotWorm Oh Thank You, I'm glad I picked a good one 🙂 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Read this one and enjoyed it 6mo
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NataliePatalie
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Andrew and I are listening to this now. Main character is Not Like Other Girls and very insufferable 😫

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NataliePatalie
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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1. In between a lot of stuff right now 🥴
2. I think Goodreads is the easiest. Litsy I just use for fun.
3. Shiver by Allie Reynolds

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain @Blueberry

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booklover3258
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/wMMf8itpHus

Enjoy!

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emmaturi
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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This is a good gripping thriller set in the French Alps. Five friends return to where they were snowboarding in competitions. They were invited by one of the group, but who? They haven't seen each other in 10 years since the disappearance of Saskia. There are two timelines, present day and the story of their snowboarding times. Apart from finding some of the girls rather annoying I very much liked this book.

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Gizmo86
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
Mehso-so

Overall it was OK, not very dynamic or original. The narrative being from Millas perspective was quite irritating and I felt there was too much 'ski stuff' in there. I'm not a skier and I'm not overly interested, so there was too much technical in there for me. The only suspense was towards the end but even then it was more of a fizzle.

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Gizmo86
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Lacks suspense.... At the point where I'm just reading to see what happened to Saskia. Not overly enjoying the plot as it's all been done before, definitely something I can see being turned into a low budget horror movie, meh 🙄

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Gizmo86
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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I've got an uncertain feeling about this one... Hopefully it turns out good. Looking forward to giving it a go... 🤓🎿

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DarkMina
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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74 of 2021. Day 3 book 2 for #NutsInMay . This was an enjoyable thriller about a group of friends who get together for a reunion at a mountaintop resort. Each have secrets they are hiding and one is set on revenge. ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

#readathon #thriller

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 12mo
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NikkiKey94
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I loved this book! I‘m so glad that it was a OUABC selection! It kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me hooked and reading wanting more! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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Samary
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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Mehso-so

Pretty standard thriller, nothing really new going on. I saw the end coming but I don‘t mind that usually. Being in the main characters head got a bit grating after a while.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Take a remote setting, add plenty of secrets, and trap a group of people with someone who wants revenge and you have the recipe for success! This suspenseful story took me on a sleighride to thriller land! Plenty of atmosphere and a cast of characters who all had something to hide kept me glued to this book until the end - best of all, it kept me guessing! Hard to believe it's a debut!

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DogMomIrene
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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Mehso-so

Set up was promising. Too many snowboarding sports details that seemed like “I researched all these facts, so I must use them all in my book.” Unlikeable characters. The last minute held what could‘ve been a fabulous plot reveal, but impact got diminished by author over-explaining that character‘s unrealistic flaws. Pacing and audiobook narration were solid. I definitely wanted to find out what happened. Overall, a “meh” rating for me.

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AFrostCauseReads
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Mehso-so

This book was entertaining, and definitely easy to keep turning pages to figure out what happened. There was lots of drama/mind games/back stabbing going on, and a lot of well explained snowboarding info.

But sometimes the level of dramatic cliffhanger one liners didn‘t matched up with the reveal. A few times the narrator makes a vague claim like “I can never tell him what I did” and soon after she‘s ready to tell, and it‘s not that big a deal

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Allie Reynolds did a great job on this debut! This story was fun & fast paced with short chapters that I flew through! The atmosphere was great & added to the story. The dual timelines created suspenseful moments that carried from one chapter to the next. My only complaint was that the MC continued to make really dumbass choices over & over. Although I found her to be annoying the rest of the characters & the story made up for it. Solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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FelinesAndFelonies
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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I was reading in the living room and went to get a glass of water. Walked past this little twerp relaxing in the sunroom. ☀️ I want to live my next life as a house cat.
#catsoflitsy #catsy #littenskittens #sunbathing

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😻 Living the dream! 13mo
AmyG Me, too. My next life! 13mo
Soubhiville She looks so content. 🥰 13mo
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Clare-Dragonfly That is quite the cozy kitty! 😻 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl She looks like she having a very rough day...lol. A picture of absolute tranquility. It calms me just look at her. 😻 13mo
NikkiM5 Best life ever 😂 13mo
Chelsea.Poole Perfection! 🐱 13mo
Liatrek 😻😻😻 13mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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Fun! This one reminded me a lot of Ruth Ware‘s One By One with the reunion in a ski resort gone wrong vibe. A very fast read and a strong debut!

Also fitting because even though it‘s the end of April it‘s in the 30s outside today! Brr...

SerenaCrawford I enjoyed it too—quick read 13mo
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SerenaCrawford
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Great story. Back and forth with present day and 10 years ago was great setting, great characters—enjoyed the mystery & the outcome.

FelinesAndFelonies I'm halfway through it now and really liking it! 13mo
SerenaCrawford @FelinesAndFelonies did you get thru once upon a book club too? 13mo
Michael42 Really appreciated alot 13mo
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DogMomIrene
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Starting this audiobook. As a fan of And Then There Were None, listening to the opening chapters has me drawing parallels and making predictions. Mind started to wander with the descriptions about snow boarding. I could care less about sports, so I‘m hoping we get to murders and mayhem soon!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Shiver was a solid book that held my interest. The storyline was good; however, the ending could have been stronger. Overall, I give this book 4 stars. For a debut novel, I am impressed. 📚🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ShelleyBooksie
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Excellent setting. Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, but in a modern setting. Read this in almost one sitting as it was a real page-turner. I did not love the end.

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Bookish_Gal
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Wow. This was an incredibly well written book. Can hardly believe this is Allie‘s debut novel. The plot of the story, going l and forth from past and present, aids in the delivery of the mystery so well. I got caught up in which time periods mystery I was trying to solve. The end result had me reeling. Like WOWZA. The end motive felt a little odd and sudden, but looking back worked out. The life as a professional snowboarder is real rough.
#ouabc

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BooksCoffeeNurse
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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I‘m so excited for this one! I bought it yesterday at B&N. I can‘t go into B&N, BAM, etc. and not buy at least one book. Books are my kryptonite. 😬📚❤️

MoonWitch94 Same!!!! 14mo
ShelleyBooksie Ohh - bumping this one up my tbr 14mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @ShelleyBooksie I can‘t wait to read it. ☺️ @MoonWitch94 It has become expensive lately. 😆 14mo
allureofbeauty That sounds good 14mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @allureofbeauty I thought so too. 😁 14mo
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Bookish_Gal
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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After being lost in the mail center for almost 2 weeks... it‘s arrived!! Granted I expect it‘ll have a different feel now that the snow is gone and this is a snow mystery. I‘m hearing a lot of good things about it though, so I‘m excited. Mystery is still a new genre to me (only Christie so far) so we‘ll have to see this author does it. Heard the resolution was unexpected, and it was expected. Many mixed feels, but always a good story. #ouabc

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Meredeez88
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I enjoyed this book, and was kept guessing til the end. There is a lot of snowboarding talk that I personally don‘t understand; but most of the book was descriptive enough that I was able to still visualize the action. If you enjoy a thriller/suspense story I definitely recommend this one

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amber_ldsmom
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I usually don‘t read Murder mysteries, but this was a lot of fun and kept me interested throughout. Only bad thing was that the end was predictable and not very believable. #onceuponabookclub

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bookandbedandtea
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This was very atmospheric. I felt the cold and the increasing eerieness and the suspicion all the characters felt towards the other's. I liked flipping back and forth between the present and the past, and the slow reveal that they all had reason to feel guilty. I loved to hate Saskia and couldn't wait to discover her fate. I liked Milla but couldn't warm to her as her personality and instincts are so opposite to my own. I can see ⬇️

bookandbedandtea That an elite athlete might need such a personality. I really felt for Brent and felt that if Milla was going to feel guilty it should be for the way she treated him. 1y
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mdm139
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This is a solid thriller. 5 friends go to a reunion at an isolated ski resort to remember the one that went missing. When they arrive there is no staff and cell phones go missing. They are trapped in a cat and mouse game. Is one of them a killer? Or is someone else there too? I am glad the author told the story, even the flashbacks, from the same person‘s perspective. I loved how clues would appear in both timelines and still there were twists! 👇

mdm139 I liked this better than No Exit. It deserves more hype. I am glad to see a more Littens enjoying it and that I preordered it. 1y
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Lizpixie
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Bk9 of March is done. I really enjoyed this “locked room” style thriller set on a glacier in the French Alps, surprisingly so. The first few chapters were a bit shaky from this debut author, but it picked up & became much better. The twist at the end was a complete surprise! Highly recommend👍 #Pop21 #52BookClubChallenge #ReadingEurope2021 #CloakDaggerChal #Pageathon #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
mdm139 This is my current read. 1y
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Lizpixie
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My other piece of pretty #bookmail today was another signed edition from Waterstones(LOVE them❤️), this time a thriller set in the French Alps. Sounds a bit similar to both The Last Resort & The Sanatorium, both of which I‘ve recently read & posted. Seems like “locked room mystery” has become popular again!

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 38/150.

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SailorJohn
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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Good whodunnit. Had me guessing til the murderer was disclosed. I recommend

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My February Once Upon a Book Club box arrived!

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Twocougs
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect with this one but it was a great ride. Couldn‘t put it down!

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Bette
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1. Carefully place the book next to a sleeping cat. 🤞
2. Accidentally wake up the cat. 😳
3. Try to salvage the situation by quickly taking a picture. 📸
4. Realize Dexter yawning looks like he‘s taking a bite of the book. 🤣
5. Watch Dex wander away. 😯
6. Abandon photo op. 😂
7. If you want a fast paced thriller, Shiver was fun. 📖
#catsoflitsy

CBee I love this 😂😂 1y
Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 life with cats, in a nutshell. 1y
Zoes_Human 😂 😂 😂 1y
Megabooks 😂😂😂 1y
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mdm139
Shiver | Allie Reynolds
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When your kids need books to do research for school and three books happen to fall in the cart too.

Reagan I mean, these things happen 😂 1y
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LDuffN
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Great book to read while we're going to have also this snow!!

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TorieStorieS
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A great winter-sport locked-room-esque thriller with dual timelines- this debut is a fast & fun read! Milla first meets a group of fellow snowboarding friends in the French Alps for the season. Their messy & competitive relationships end in trauma but 10 years later an unexpected invitation brings them back for a reunion! With consistent pacing and plenty of snowboarding trick lingo this has enough fresh twists to offset some predictability!

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