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OutsmartYourShelf
Dead of Winter | Darcy Coates
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Christa & bf, Kiernan, join a small tour group heading to an isolated lodge in the Rocky Mountains for 2 weeks. They are almost there when things start to go wrong: first a fallen tree blocks the road, Christa has an accidental fall & is separated from Kiernan when he & Christa take a short walk whilst waiting for the coach to be freed, & Christa only just finds her way back before succumbing to the snowstorm. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf The rest of the group have had to take refuge in a small hunting cabin due to the bad weather, things could be worse, until the group starts to be picked off one by one. Is there a killer out there or is the threat closer to home?

This was a good read to finish off 2023. It started off a little slow & I felt the pace was a bit off, but it soon picked up. I thought it was well-written if a little predictable
6mo
OutsmartYourShelf (I guessed what was happening almost straight away) but I still enjoyed it. Most the characters weren't very likeable but that's how you make a 'locked room' mystery work - plenty of suspects.

Verdict: well-written & hugely entertaining but rather predictable. 4🌟

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5330090696
Read 30th-31st Dec 2023

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Catsandbooks ❄️🍭❤️ 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
PuddleJumper ❄️❄️ 5mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Now, I think it's fair to say that I'm not a reader of rom-coms so I approached this one with a bit of trepidation. I am surprised by just how much I enjoyed this. I think the time loop premise helped, but it also had some funny moments & some rather steamy ones. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf The only real issue I had was that Andrew is almost 30 & Mae is 26, yet I had to keep reminding myself that they weren't older teenagers or early twenties as they both seemed kind of immature at times. Minor quibble though. Can't say I'm in a rush to read more rom-coms but this was a good one. 4🌟

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4390446192
Read 11th-13th Dec 2023

#WinterGames #HollyJollyReaders @Laughterhp
6mo
PuddleJumper ❄️💙❄️ 6mo
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Laughterhp I read this one a couple years ago. It wasn‘t my favorite either. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
BookmarkTavern Cute! 💖 6mo
Emilymdxn I thought this one was fun too! 6mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 6mo
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