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on 8 July 2013
Quite scary. Had to finish it to see what was going to happen. The end left me wanting to know what happens next.
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Not into out and out horror but could not put this cold thriller down and mean that.I got into bed at ten and put the book down at 3.Cold harsh horror that evokes the darkest creatures in the worlds darkest places.A real frightener
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A final brief visit to their loathed father's luxury cabin high up in the Colorado mountains: twins Ryan and Jane, his best friend Sawyer, her best friend Lauren, Sawyer's new lover April. The place becomes snowbound, tension ever soaring - especially with strange creatures emerging from the forest, they positively nightmarish and very hungry....

A gripping start with neighbour Don running for his life. Dramatic moments as sundry local people are torn to shreds.

Overall, though, the novel does not satisfy. There are many reasons. That cabin break seems a most flimsy contrivance. The five main characters need far more fleshing out if we are to care what happens to them. It is never clear why the thoroughly irritating April was brought there in the first place (she rather disconcertingly known by Sawyer as "Ape").

Then there are the monsters themselves, they apparently a totally unknown species. The writer never really knows what to call them. Frequently they are referred to as "hellion" (a word I had to look up), but this means "a troublesome or mischievous child or person" - hardly appropriate for things feasting on steaming human entrails. Elsewhere they are "fiends", "demons", even "bastards". In fact they are surely never more than creatures desperate for food.

The writer strives too hard to horrify, occasionally lapsing into very purple prose. Example? "She felt the flare of tears burn the delicate tissue of her sinus cavity."

I found it over the top fun, but doubt if it is meant to be. Readers will decide for themselves whether the writer is secretly having a laugh.
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on 29 June 2013
I really enjoyed this book , it keeps you gripped the whole way . Good ending . I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a horror that's easy to read and not too deep .
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on 17 January 2017
Loved this. People are stranded in snow filled hills while something is out there....waiting.
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on 30 July 2014
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Chilling, that's about the only word I can use for this book. Good for fans of such genre, an ok read. But it has been done before, multiple times, better. Not really my thing but not a bad read really, if you don't like horror books, stay well clear! If this is your first time, you'll love it, if it's not, you'll think it's just ok and comparable to many others in this genre. It's just ok.
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VINE VOICEon 3 October 2013
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In the snowy covered Colorado mountains five friends and a dog (sounds a bit Enid Blyton) arrive at the cabin where two of the friends Ryan and Jane spent many happy holidays in their childhood. This is to be a last get together before Ryan goes on to Switzerland to start a new career. Shortly after their arrival they become stranded by a blizzard, but not only are they cut off but something or several somethings are lurking in the woods. The friends soon find themselves in a terrifying situation when they realize that they are about to become prey. This chiller is typical of many other horror tales and movies, there is nothing original here, but it is all good fun. A readable novel that whiles away a few hours.
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on 6 October 2013
Unpredictable - did not want to put it down. Recommend it to anyone who likes to sit on the edge of their seat in suspense.
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VINE VOICEon 21 May 2014
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A cabin full of friends old and new, Jane and Ryan, Brother and sister and and their friend Sawyer, Jane's friend Lauren and Sawyer's new light 'o love April agree to meet up for a last snowboarding adventure at their parents cabin (unbeknown to all by Ryan, it is already sold and they are really intruding on the new owner's space) The dog Oona comes too!. Ryan and Lauren soon establish a romantic interest, while Jane tries her best to be polite to Sawyer (her old flame)'s new girl. The snow thickens and with it the plot. The couple sit down to a gourmet dinner - Boeuf Bourguignon with a superb sauce...., the snow continues to fall and tempers flare between Sawyer and his new girl who fails to understand their "stories" from the, not too distant enough for her, past. She is very jealous as she soon realises Jane is not just Ryan's sister but someone who Sawyer still has feelings for. This is the nice cosy bit... until things take a change for the worst with the weather. The dramatic scenery of the Colorado mountains with the added tint of hidden monsters who emerge from their starvation to take anything in their path.....this book has you on the edge of the seat to er, finish? Each adventure from the point that April argues with Ryan is a step further into the world of cold, whirling snow and unseen dervishes. With every last page you think....well. I cannot give anything away but this is a book that will keep you up nights, not only reading but thoughts of what you have just read. Really like an original Stephen King or James Herbert. On the tips of your toes.....This is a MUST READ for all readers who crave excitement and well written to boot. I want more!!!
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on 8 January 2014
The shuddering is your typical cut off in a remote location with ravenous creatures closing in for the kill type affair so nothing original there. What made it pointless was the huge amount of space dedicated to explaining and setting out the relationships of those involved, where was this all heading and what did it matter in the end? Its an ok read, and does get you thinking 'what would I do in these circumstances', hence I have given it 3 stars.
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