Tuesday, 27 December 2016

SNOWBOUND by Blake Crouch

3.5 out of 5 stars

on Amazon UK HERE
on Amazon.com HERE
on Goodreads HERE

How I discovered this book:  I'd read Abandon and loved it so much I had to read another one by the same author straight away.

Snowbound starts off with such promise.  Will's wife, Rachael, fails to return home, and we see this from his point of view as he wakes up at 4 am to find her missing, and from hers as she is abducted.  The next day, he finds out that local police fancy him for her murder.  Escape is the only answer.  Fast forward five years, and Will is living with his daughter, Devlin, in another state, under assumed names.  Enter Kalyn, a former FBI agent who has her own agenda when it comes to helping Will find out what happened to Rachael. 

Warning: contains spoilers

The book follows an exciting trail up to Alaska as they mess with the mob and get closer to finding out the truth.  Until about 50%, the book's great.  Then it starts to get too outlandish.  Like, sixteen year old with cystic fibrosis manages to survive being chased by wolves and a hike in waist deep snow to a lodge peopled by some seriously dangerous people, one of whom she kills, even though she has never held a gun before.  Will is semi-mangled by wolves but manages a similar hike to rescue his wife and daughter, the former of whom seems to be psychologically intact despite a five year career as a sex slave and worse.  I stopped reading at 75%.  I can suspend my disbelief to a certain extent, but....



  1. I have this one but your review put me off a bit. I might give it a go sometime.

    1. Yes... the first half is so good, then it was like he rushed the second half out without really thinking about whether it actually worked. As if it was for a deadline and the publisher had thought, 'what the hell, it's blake Crouch, they'll all buy it anyway' :)