Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
For fans of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None . . .
In a remote lodge in northern Wisconsin, friends gather for a festive, New Year’s Eve weekend. When a blizzard traps them with a murderer, who will be left to kiss at midnight?
Five years ago, a tragedy shattered the friendship between Dani, her older brother, and their college pals. When her brother invites the old gang for a weekend of outdoor winter fun at a remote lodge, she sees it as a chance to reconnect and heal. But when her friends are murdered one-by-one, Dani must determine whom she can trust before she becomes the next victim.
Contains profanity, violence, and mild sexual content.
Contains Chapter 1 of the following Elizabeth McKenna novels:
• The Great Jewel Robbery (cozy mystery)
• First Crush, Last Love (contemporary romance)
• Venice in the Moonlight (historical romance)
This was a great read!! I love nothing more than a good mystery with just enough thrill to keep me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages. This was exactly that!
I will admit, the ending felt a little abrupt, but overall, I really enjoyed the read.
The story starts 5 years prior with the death within a tight knit group of friends who, in current times, are meeting back up after not speaking for the past 5 years.
While something feels off, all is well until one member of the party goes missing, following some… random… deaths. With only so many suspects to choose from, we start narrowing it down with who is remaining, who we don’t know and who has died.
I will say, my original guess had 3 (out of 8 people to start) people that quickly dwindled to two, but I my honest feel did not turn out correct. (And I had amazing reasoning for this person being the killer!!)
Overall, a great story and amazing mystery! I would definitely read more mysteries from this author – she did amazing!
Meet the author
Elizabeth McKenna’s love of books reaches back to her childhood, where her tastes ranged from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to Stephen King’s horror stories. She had never read a romance novel until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene). Her novels reflect her mercurial temperament and include historical romances, contemporary romances, cozy mysteries, and dark mysteries. With some being “clean” and some being “naughty,” she has a book for your every mood. Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.