Last Updated: July 25, 2023
A poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything
When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?
Once a sanatorium treating tuberculosis patients, Le Sommet, now a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps, is plagued by troubling rumors. It’s also the last place detective Elin Warner wants to be. However, having received an invitation to celebrate her estranged brother’s recent engagement, she accepted. When Elin wakes the following morning, her brother’s fiancé has vanished.
55-year-old Sonny Dunes, a SoCal meteorologist, loses her job to a virtual meteorologist (that will never age, gain weight, or renegotiate its contract). She goes back to her northern Michigan hometown to the only station that will give Sonny a chance.
It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed
This novel begins with a minor traffic accident, which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story for two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.
Jack Torrance’s new job as the off-season caretaker at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a new start, as he’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with his family and work on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the hotel feels more remote… and more sinister.