By Roberta Goodman
About the book:
Set against the backdrop of a historic snowstorm, Snow Escape is the story of one woman’s innocent foray into the world of online dating turned deadly.
Allegra Maxwell is a 30-year old, single school teacher looking for love. Having chosen to use the Internet to meet the opposite sex, she encounters an articulate, prospective beau on the night the biggest blizzard in history is blanketing the Big Apple. Their pleasant conversation soon turns sinister when she discovers that “Charles” has been stalking her for weeks and claims he lives in her building. With threats of destroying her little by little are made, Allegra must stay one step ahead of the mind games. Turning to neighbors for help, tragic consequences ensue.
When her sanity is questioned, because the online evidence her stalker exists disappears, Allegra must prove he does exist and she isn’t losing her mind. When a power outage thrusts her into darkness, will she be able to overcome the helplessness she feels? Placed in a situation that’s spiraling totally out of her control, while trapped in her apartment building with no escape, will she survive until the authorities can reach her?
Snow Escape’s main terrifying plot takes place over the span of one weekend. Allegra works as a school teacher and it’s been snowing throughout the day to where school lets out early on a Friday afternoon. Expecting the snow storm to be historic, Allegra goes straight home and expecting the spend the entire weekend trapped at home. She situates herself at home by spending her time grading papers, as well as check her email to find emails from the online dating site she’s a member of. Allegra ends up responding to one in particular from a guy named Charles, he sends her a sweet message and even compliments her. They eventually chat online and the talk soon turns sour. Charles starts to scare and harass her.
Snow Escape was a frightening read for me. I put myself in Allegra’s shoes and I am pretty sure I would be just as scared and hysterical as she was. As the course of the night went on and she turned to her neighbors for help, I started to doubt her story when the neighbors started to doubt her. I even doubted her when the police showed up and were taking statements. When Allegra’s history was revealed that she was a stalker to her ex-boyfriend, I started to think she was the crazy one. Was this terror all in her head? Was she doing this for attention? Was this all a dream?
Snow Escape is a not a book to read in the evening time or just before bed. I was scared, but I also wanted to get to the end to find out what happened. This is a book you’ll want to read to the end just to find out what happens to Allegra. Snow Escape is a page turner full of mystery and suspense!
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