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Blizzard

On sale

18th January 2024

Price: £10.99

Selected:  Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781914495984

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‘The Alaskan wilds are the setting for Marie Vingtras’s compelling Blizzard … a chilling, tense read’ – Observer

Winner of Prix Des Libraires, the French Booksellers’ Prize for Best Novel of the Year.
An Observer Crime and thriller of the month

I lost him. I let go of his hand to do up my shoelaces and I lost him …

As a blizzard rages in the vast, white expanse of the Alaskan wilderness, a woman walks alone with a child. No-one sees her as she stops to tie her laces. Seconds later, the child has vanished.

In the snow, every minute counts. Soon, each of the very few neighbours joins the search to find the boy before it’s too late. As their hunt intensifies, connections are made, their secrets unearthed, and it seems that freezing to death is not the only danger they fear in this isolated edge of the world.

What readers say about BLIZZARD

Remarkable … The atmosphere and scene setting is off the charts’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Blizzard is a book that FLIES BY. You can’t help but want to devour it in a single sitting – that’s how addictive it is. All the characters were super interesting … I was on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘The tension increases with each page … Incredible‘ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A raw and haunting novel’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A brief but gripping tale’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘With complex characters, a rugged atmospheric setting … with quite a few surprises along the way, this short novel is a gripping immersive read I finished in one sitting‘ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A compelling survival story set in a desolate Alaskan landscape… this little novel packed quite a punch‘ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I loved this book and devoured it in two days‘ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A thought provoking, tightly packed thriller‘ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I love multi pov novels and this hit all the marks – mysterious, thought provoking and incredibly well written’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘It was hard to put down, gripping & really fast paced. i loved the setting, the characters (& shifting POVs) & the tension building’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

Express
A perfect structure. . . tension to the very end
Le Monde
What is so striking about Blizzard . . . is Vingtras' immediate and formidable linguistic precision
Libération
A dark but luminous novel
Kirkus Reviews
A chilly tale marked by twisted fates . . . the book commands the reader's attention until the end
Michelle Teahan
Thrilling and intriguing right from the very first page to the very last. I loved it.
Observer
The Alaskan wilds are the setting for Marie Vingtras's compelling Blizzard ... a chilling, tense read
Crime Fiction Lover
Standing proudly above everything else is the state of Alaska, majestically menacing in all its snowy glory. It's so well drawn as to induce shivers as you read ... Whatever your reading preferences, I'd recommend adding Marie Vingtras to list of your authors to watch.
Writing.ie
A rollercoaster read, wrap up warm as Blizzard will chill and thrill ... I could not put this down
Jessica Irena Smith
Pacy and compelling ... the characters so intriguing and full of secrets ... I was with them every step!