The Snow Storm by Tríona Walsh

Published: February 2, 2023


Pages: 341

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Tríona Walsh loves reading and writing crime novels but is fairly law-abiding in real life. A twice winner of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair competition she lives in Dublin with her four kids, three cats and one husband.

It’s an icy New Year’s Eve. Snow blankets a windswept Irish island as the wild Atlantic Ocean rages.

Six friends gather. It has been ten years since the tragedy that tore them apart. A lot can change in a decade…

Childhood bonds are now lifelong secrets.

Dear friendships have twisted into deep jealousies.

A happy reunion is shattered by a dead body.

The celebrations have barely begun when one of the guests goes missing. As the snow thickens, the body is found.

Then the storm wreaks havoc on the island. Everyone is trapped – there is no way out. No electricity. No phone signal.

Nobody knows who to trust. No one is who they seem. Because one of them is a killer, and one will be dead next…

“Shall I wrap it all up now?”

Cara struggles to fit in her small island home. But this is where she lived with her husband, so she is determined to raise their children there. On the ten-year memorial of Cillians passing, the whole group is coming together. It will be their first reunion in 10 long years, and it will be a trip to die for.

This was quite the ride. I enjoyed the way isolation was used as a character. Both regarding the island and how people treated Cara. That was well done.

There were a lot of characters in this book, and I found the descriptions and development solid. This story is clever, and that is how we get to know the characters, both in the past and the present.

The last half of this book moves much faster than the first half, and the last couple of chapters are so intense that I couldn’t put the book down. The scenery descriptions made me cold most reading them!

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