Monday, February 6, 2023

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ The Snowstorm by Tríona Walsh


The Snowstorm
By: Tríona Walsh
Narrated by: Jacqueline Milne

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 10 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....

An utterly gripping thriller that will have you hooked until the final jaw-dropping, heart-racing twist. Fans of Catherine Cooper, Lucy Foley, and Ruth Ware will be glued to this unmissable locked-room mystery.

Momma Says: 2 stars⭐⭐

The Snowstorm turned out to be a bit different than I hoped, and not really in a good way. It started off well enough, but I expected something closer to everyone being stuck in the same place, as in the same house, rather than everyone running around willy-nilly all over the island. However, I could've overlooked that if the rest of the mystery weren't so convoluted and if it hadn't been so easy to figure out despite that. Some things were just mentioned too many times for them not to play a part in the reveal, which like the rest, would've been more effective if Cara had been a little more adept at her job. Instead, she seems to just do a lot of running from point A to point B and back again.
Jacqueline Milne narrates this one, and she is the better part of the story for me. She does give a satisfactory performance, and a few times, the narration is all that kept me listening when I otherwise may have given up because the pace had slowed.
I also liked the setting, and I could've enjoyed this one more if it hadn't been quite so predictable. As it stands, I'll just have to chalk this one up to not the story for me. I do think there are a number of readers/listeners out there that would enjoy this book. I just prefer something a little grittier. Something that challenges me a bit. 

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