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Simon & Schuster Ltd
Britt Pfeiffer has never been that adventurous, but that's about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trekking trip with her. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, where they find two knights in shining armour. Or so they think.
Britt quickly realises that the girls need to get off the mountain, fast. In exchange for her life, she is forced to guide the boys down, and as they set out on a harrowing journey through the cold and snow, Britt realises the only way to escape with her life is to pretend she is on their side. But is gorgeous, sexy Mason an enemy or an ally? Tension mounts, and it's only a matter of time before things turn deadly . . .
Dark and adrenaline-filled, Black Ice will have you on the edge of your seat right until the final twist.
Britt and her best friend Korbie get caught in a snowstorm on their way to a cabin in the mountains for a holiday with Korbie's brother Calvin, who is also her ex-boyfriend. Abandoning their car, they think they've found refuge in a cabin with two young men, one of whom Britt met earlier at a gas station. Things turn nasty pretty quickly when it becomes evident they are not what they seem and Britt has to use her wits to try survive when they are taken hostage.
I didn't like this book at all, Britt was an intensly dislikable spoilt brat of a girl, the hero had been involved in robbery and murders and though Britt (and presumably) the author thought his reason for his actions were sufficient to allow him to get away with them, I wasn't convinced.
I can see the book being enjoyed by girls of fourteen plus who enjoy a thriller, but I suggest the rest of us give it a miss.
Suggested Reading Age 5+