Friday 29 September 2023

Review - The Ski Trip by Sarah Clarke

The Ski Trip by Sarah Clarke
Release date: 14 September 2023
Back cover blurb: The mountains are dangerous . . . But their secrets are deadly. A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT… Four friends go to the Alps on a boys’ skiing holiday. But their trip is cut short when one of them falls to his death. Zoe travels to France with Ivy to collect Tom’s body. While Zoe is consumed by grief, Ivy starts to question everything. OR COLD-BLOODED MURDER? The slope Tom fell from wasn’t dangerous, and tensions between the group were at breaking point in the days before his death. But if Ivy’s suspicions are correct, Tom was killed by one of his closest friends. And they are still in the chalet…

Mountains can be dangerous, surely everyone knows and understands this. Particularly those who have been going on ski trips for years, who understand the importance of keeping to the pistes and keeping an eye on the weather.

When Tom tragically falls to his death whilst on a 'boys only' skiing trip his wife is devastated, and enlists the help of her university friend Ivy to accompany her on the trip to the Alps to liaise with the police and bring her husbands body home.

Zoe is consumed with grief and barely able to function, she is just going through the motions. Ivy, whilst equally as devastated at her friends death, has a more logical scientific mind, and isn't afraid to question how such a competent skiier could have such an unthinkable accident.

No one has ever died there before...

Was it really an accident, or did something more sinister happen to Tom. Ivy can't help but wonder if it was something more than an accident. Although the conditions on the day weren't perfect, no one has ever gone over the edge of that piste before.

As this story progresses we understand that this group of friends relationships are complicated. University friends who have lost touch with each other, and been bought back together, through life, loss, love and other circumstances.

Something has happened that at least one of them wants revenge for, and some people will do anything for revenge. 

No matter what the cost.

The Ski Trip is a fast paced read that really comes in to its own the later part of the novel. It will make you think twice about holidaying in chillier climes, and more than twice about who you are travelling with...

The Ski Trip is available via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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