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The Chalet
by Catherine Cooper
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THE CHALET by CATHERINE COOPER

TEASER EXTRACT

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CHAPTER 31

Daily Mail Online – 10th January 2020

“A body found in the early hours of the morning in the French Alpine resort La Madiere is believed to be that of Will Cassiobury, who went missing in a skiing accident in 1998.

The gruesome discovery was made by the driver of a piste-grooming machine returning from his night’s work.

It is believed that the recent bad weather has caused several minor avalanches which may have dislodged the body from its original resting place.

A full post-mortem will be carried out. Mr Cassiobury’s next of kin, his brother who was skiing with the deceased before he disappeared, is travelling to the resort to formally identify the body.”

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January 2020, La Madiere, France

Hugo

” ‘Terrible business,’ Simon is saying. ‘Poor sod. Out there all alone in the snow for all that time. What a way to go.’

‘Awful,’ Cass agrees.

The atmosphere in the chalet is subdued. Nothing is official yet, but everyone seems pretty sure that the body is this guy Will who died in an accident years ago.

‘His brother’s on the way over, apparently,’ Matt says. ‘But his age, sex, and even where he was found, given the recent avalanches compared to where he disappeared, indicate it’s him, as far as I understand. Though nothing will be official until he is formally identified,’

‘Better for the family to have finally found him,’ Cass adds. ‘It doesn’t bear thinking about.’ She shudders, and then leans down to kiss the top of Inigo’s head. He gives a contented sigh of delight and I feel a pang of loss for the baby Ria has so far made sure isn’t going to come into being.

Ria is upstairs in our room, lying down; she says she doesn’t feel well. I’m all out of sympathy. She shouldn’t drink so much. Or lie to me.”

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THE CHALET by CATHERINE COOPER

Cover image of the book 'The Chalet' by author Catherine CooperFour friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.

French Alps, 1998 – Two young men ski into a blizzard… but only one returns.

20 years later – Four people connected to the missing man find themselves in that same resort. Each has a secret. Two may have blood on their hands. One is a killer-in-waiting.

Someone knows what really happened that day.

And somebody will pay.

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2 comments
    • Hi Kelly,

      Just finished writing up the review ready for 1st October and thoroughly enjoyed it, thanks!

      There are a couple of red herrings and some unexpected twists in the storyline, which make this an intriguing take on a very basic plot.

      If you want a bunch of totally dislikeable / unlikeable characters, that you really want to get get their just deserts, then look no further. They really play their parts well and it is easy to become invested in their disreputable behaviour!

      It is written more in the style of a traditional Agatha Christie murder/mystery, but it has been ratcheted up a degree or two! 🙂

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