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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Cabin by Natasha Preston


Summary on Goodreads.

"There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar and Awake.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it's clear there's a killer among them.

As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge, revealing a sinister web of sins among the original seven friends. The killer is still free. Every one of them is a suspect. And Mackenzie starts to realize that no one is innocent."

So they are going away to a cabin in the woods for the weekend. Mackenzie, the MC hates Josh, one of the guys, so much that I don't get why she is going on this trip. Specially when the cabin belongs to Josh. At the last minute, Blake, Josh's bother gets invited too... Well...in MC's words, "I've never wanted someone I barely knew before, but Blake is different." Yes (sigh) he should be a rebel with a cause (traumatized by his parents' divorce) and she totally gets why he doesn't want to get close to women. That deep are our characters and you can guess where this simplicity is going.

Back to the murder, 2 people get killed and nobody remembers anything because they all were drunk. So the police come in and we get a lot of blah blah blah and the police asking for a confession.

The rest of the plot is about the survivors suspecting each other and little revelations of this and that to make you think that X, Y or Z did it.

Of course one of then did it. By 90% the killer confessed (wow! so original) because obviously it was about time for the lame story to end and the police was never going to find out. And why did he or she did it? The most idiotic reason of all! But what did I expect? Right from the beginning I knew this was bad writing and bad storytelling.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.