Breathe To Read

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Book: The Hike

 Book: The Hike

Author: Susi Holliday

Pages: 266

This is my 81st read for the year

This is the story of 2 couples who take a hiking trip to Switzerland.  They wanted a chance to reconnect after some estrangement between all of them - even husband and wife.  As they hike, tensions arise and tragedy strikes.  A trecherous trip back down the mountain to talk to the police leads to more questions than answers and suspicions arise.  Those who survived the hike back down the mountain aren't telling the whole story.

This book was fine.  I really didn't like any of the characters.  All of them were terrible people.  The author did another thing that I loathe about books - kept the reader in the dark for no reason to try to propel the story forward.  She gave snippets of "troubles" and "reasons" that things were happening before the hike even started, but it just left me wanting more.  When I got to the ending I really didn't even care what was happening, and it wasn't surprising at all which direction it took.

Eh - it was a Prime First Reads, and I should have stopped reading it.  But it is a short book, so I pushed through hoping it would get better.  Sadly - it didn't.

Stars: 2

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