In too much of a hurry to check the weather forecast, Sarah is taken by surprise when a major weather event creates rains of biblical proportions with an accompanying flood, the like of which Sarah has never seen before. Against all odds she makes it to the top of the mountain and takes refuge in the old hut located there. Settling in for an extended stay, Sarah is startled when a lone bushwalker appears to share her very basic shelter.
The character of Sarah is wonderfully drawn and fully three dimensional. Battered and bruised both physically and emotionally, she takes a little getting used to, but I could not help but admire her as she gradually revealed herself.
Right from the get go this book had a delicious and unrelenting suspense that continued to grow as the story progressed. Coupled with the gloomy and unforgiving setting, the result is a story that takes an unrelenting hold and doesn’t let go. Then just when you think you have it all worked out, a huge U-turn emerges, taking you in a completely different direction and questioning all that went before.
Overall a gripping, suspenseful, roller coaster of a read that I just couldn’t put down.
Thanks to Net Galley for Review Copy