It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic - weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.
So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity - and all contact with the outside world - the guests settle in for the long haul.
Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead - it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic.
Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone - is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.
Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers
The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and
An Unwanted Guest, which have all been both
New York Times and UK
Sunday Times bestsellers. Her books have been sold in 35 territories around the world. She lives in Toronto.