Happy Wednesday (how it is it Wednesday already?) and welcome to a brand-new Waiting on Wednesday! This week I am eagerly looking forward to Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards.
This sounds like a book perfect for the Halloween-season. I think it very original to have a mystery/thriller take place in a car, 5 strangers, no way to just get out. Then to have to figure out who is who, what are their motives, why do they want to end this trip in a disaster? One person, in control of the lives of 4 others. It sounds quite exciting and something different from the locked room/house situations we often see in thrillers. Oh, and I love a good snowstorm during a mystery/thriller, it makes it all just a bit more spoooky, more atmospheric.
Now it is waiting until October 6th. is excited
When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.
As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she’s stuck in the car with don’t actually know one another.
Soon, they’re not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster.