Title:- The Snow Storm
Author:- Triona Walsh
Date published:- will be published on February 2nd 2023
No. of pages:- 335 pages
Genre:- Psychological Thriller
Overall rating:- 3/5
It’s an icy New Year’s Eve. Snow blankets a windswept Irish island as the wild Atlantic Ocean rages.
Six friends gather. It has been ten years since the tragedy that tore them apart. A lot can change in a decade…
Childhood bonds are now lifelong secrets.
Dear friendships have twisted into deep jealousies.
A happy reunion is shattered by a dead body.
The celebrations have barely begun when one of the guests goes missing. As the snow thickens, the body is found.
Then the storm wreaks havoc on the island. Everyone is trapped – there is no way out. No electricity. No phone signal.
Nobody knows who to trust. No one is who they seem. Because one of them is a killer, and one will be dead next…
The story starts with six friends reuniting on New Year’s even even though there was an icy storm brewing in. They were reuniting after ten years when a tragedy tore them apart. However the reunion soon becomes a nightmare when one of their friends was found murdered and was dumped by the cliff. And as you go further, you see there are deep secrets among your friends–a secret that might threaten to ruin their friendship and one of them could be a murder.
If you have read Ruth Ware’s One By One, this book did sound similar to that book. I have to say, I did like the pitch and the plot of the story however, I felt or maybe it was just me that the pacing of the thriller book was slow. I couldn’t really get into the story like I really wanted to and I felt there weren’t much twists or thrills. However, towards the middle, it got a bit interesting. The story itself is also unpredictable although the ending wasn’t as predictable as I thought it would be. However, I did like the Irish names, the Irish words and the descriptions of the sceneries of Ireland which made me imagine what Ireland look like. Overall, in my opinion, it wasn’t really a great thriller but it was an OK thriller. If you like a book set in winter storm, then you can try this book. Worth three stars.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.