The Chalet by Catherine Cooper is a contemporary psychological suspense and an absolutely fabulous debut novel. My interest was grabbed and held from the very first page.
The novel is set in 1998 and twenty years later in a French ski resort. There are multiple known narrators and one unknown voice. I found this very intriguing as I tried to work out whose voice it was.
We all have a past. Sometimes it is a past that we want to keep hidden. A character wields power over another as buried secrets threaten to surface. As the novel progresses, the tension heightens.
Within the novel there is a defining moment. It is a moment on which everything else is finely balanced. The reader tries to predict what did happen and the outcome.Continue reading