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The unmissable new thriller from the bestselling author and screenwriter of Netflix movie, The Weekend Away. In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die The unmissable new thriller from the bestselling author and screenwriter of Netflix movie, The Weekend Away. In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die… Readers are gripped by The Cabin in the Woods:


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The unmissable new thriller from the bestselling author and screenwriter of Netflix movie, The Weekend Away. In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die The unmissable new thriller from the bestselling author and screenwriter of Netflix movie, The Weekend Away. In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die… Readers are gripped by The Cabin in the Woods:

30 review for The Cabin in the Woods

  1. 4 out of 5

    Holly B

    4.5 STARS My first by this author, a page flipper that I didn't want to put down! I went into this one blind, and was hooked after a few pages. The first person POV of Rose was gripping. A fairytale gone wrong, nightmarish. A fast moving pace, very little filler, past and present timeline that eventually collides. Cliffhanger chapters were a plus. Rose won me over. She was so sympathetic that I forgave her many times. She has to disappear and fast. She was in a shark tank and had few options. She h 4.5 STARS My first by this author, a page flipper that I didn't want to put down! I went into this one blind, and was hooked after a few pages. The first person POV of Rose was gripping. A fairytale gone wrong, nightmarish. A fast moving pace, very little filler, past and present timeline that eventually collides. Cliffhanger chapters were a plus. Rose won me over. She was so sympathetic that I forgave her many times. She has to disappear and fast. She was in a shark tank and had few options. She has a rags to riches story that goes back to rags. Where is her Prince Charming? Her enchanted castle is now a freezing, remote cabin in the woods. She is like a deer, being watched, or at least she feels that way. I absolutely enjoyed it! I felt the tension that Rose had and rooted for her at every step of the way. If you don't like a story where you need to suspend belief (or one that is possible, but unlikely), this may not be for you. It also deals with some serious themes of neglect and domestic violence. I've already added two of her previous books to the TBR! Thanks to NG and the publisher for my arc! OUT July 7, 2022

  2. 5 out of 5

    JanB

    3.5 stars Rose is hiding in an isolated cabin in the woods. She had a disadvantaged childhood, but met her Prince Charming and was living the life of a wealthy socialite with a loving husband and young daughter. What happened? Her backstory and her current dilemma is slowly revealed through alternating chapters between Then & Now. Another book where the less I say, the better. This is a clever twisty psychological thriller that oozes with atmosphere. The alternating chapters move things along at 3.5 stars Rose is hiding in an isolated cabin in the woods. She had a disadvantaged childhood, but met her Prince Charming and was living the life of a wealthy socialite with a loving husband and young daughter. What happened? Her backstory and her current dilemma is slowly revealed through alternating chapters between Then & Now. Another book where the less I say, the better. This is a clever twisty psychological thriller that oozes with atmosphere. The alternating chapters move things along at a brisk pace. I enjoyed the direction the author took with Rose, and the ending was fitting, even though I had to suspend disbelief a few times.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: My mind is playing non-stop tricks on me these days: I've started hearing things. Not just the usual sounds you get out in the woods - bird calls and creaking tree limbs - but voices, sometimes so real that I could swear someone is standing right beside me, whispering into my ear. Last night I started awake having heard someone call my name. I sat up in the dark, heart hammering, convinced I could hear footsteps pitter-pattering away across the wooden floor of the cabin. In the daylight EXCERPT: My mind is playing non-stop tricks on me these days: I've started hearing things. Not just the usual sounds you get out in the woods - bird calls and creaking tree limbs - but voices, sometimes so real that I could swear someone is standing right beside me, whispering into my ear. Last night I started awake having heard someone call my name. I sat up in the dark, heart hammering, convinced I could hear footsteps pitter-pattering away across the wooden floor of the cabin. In the daylight I've seen things out of the corner of my eye - flashes of movement that make me whip my head around - though never in time to catch sight of anyone. Maybe it's an angry ghost, haunting me. Or I could just be paranoid. ABOUT 'THE CABIN IN THE WOODS': In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die… MY THOUGHTS: A page turner with lots of drama, The Cabin in the Woods is told in two time lines; now - as Rose is in hiding; and then - the events leading up to Rose going on the run? Just what could be bad enough to cause a woman who has come from poverty and married into money, to leave it all behind? Therein the story lies. I think, judging by the title, I was expecting something a lot creepier than this domestic drama. It does have a few creepy moments, but nowhere near what I expected. It is a good domestic drama; I mostly felt sympathy for Rose, although there were a few times I wanted to give her a reality check. The plot does also require some suspension of belief, but nothing too drastic. I absolutely loved the ending, feeling that justice had been served. This is another book that is best gone into blind. Stephanie Cannon narrated the audiobook well. ⭐⭐⭐.7 #TheCabinintheWoods #NetGalley I: @sarahaldersonauthor @avonbooksuk T: @sarahalderson @AvonBooksUK #contemporaryfiction #crime #familydrama #domesticdrama #psychologicaldrama THE AUTHOR: Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali where they lived for five years. She finished her first novel, Hunting Lila just before they left the UK, and wrote the sequel on the beach in India. DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Harper Collins UK audio, Avon, via Netgalley for providing an audio ARC of The Cabin in the Woods by Sarah Alderson for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review is also published on Twitter, Amazon, Instagram and my webpage https://sandysbookaday.wordpress.com/...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine

    The Cabin in the Woods is a tense and unputdownable psychological thriller. This thriller unfolds the mystery of how Rose Reid went from an impoverished upbringing to being a wealthy socialite to now hiding in an abandoned cabin in the woods. Since each chapter reveals a little more of Rose’s life in the past and present, it’s probably best not to know much more than that going in. The chapters are super short, making this a quick, suspenseful, and edge-of-your-seat kind of read. Some may find i The Cabin in the Woods is a tense and unputdownable psychological thriller. This thriller unfolds the mystery of how Rose Reid went from an impoverished upbringing to being a wealthy socialite to now hiding in an abandoned cabin in the woods. Since each chapter reveals a little more of Rose’s life in the past and present, it’s probably best not to know much more than that going in. The chapters are super short, making this a quick, suspenseful, and edge-of-your-seat kind of read. Some may find it a little over-the-top, but it does make for a highly compelling story. Initially, I was slightly disappointed with one of the big reveals because it’s fairly common in thrillers these days. But the author did an incredible job of keeping the momentum going. Thank you to Avon for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. https://booksandwheels.com

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ceecee

    4-5 stars This is a rags to riches and back again to rags scenario as walls and worlds crumble. Rose Reid is hiding in the cabin in the woods, closer to her skinny fearful childhood self than her more recent persona. Via backtracking from 22 years ago to more recent times which is seamlessly melded with the present day, we learn what has led Rose to the cabin refuge. She really does become a catfish in a shark tank following a meeting in New York City with billionaire Ryan Reid though he makes h 4-5 stars This is a rags to riches and back again to rags scenario as walls and worlds crumble. Rose Reid is hiding in the cabin in the woods, closer to her skinny fearful childhood self than her more recent persona. Via backtracking from 22 years ago to more recent times which is seamlessly melded with the present day, we learn what has led Rose to the cabin refuge. She really does become a catfish in a shark tank following a meeting in New York City with billionaire Ryan Reid though he makes her feel safe. It’s a Cinderella story but as we know not all fairytales have happy endings with wolf like characters disguising themselves in sheep‘s clothing. This is a riveting read, an absolute page turner from start to finish and I rip through the pages unable to leave it alone. It’s a fast paced never a dull moment storyline as the depths of what Rose has got herself into reveals it’s self a little bit at a time. The author drops in explosions of information that rock you as they’re so unexpected and you sit there stunned. The characterisation is excellent you feel everything Rose feels and you root for her and those who help her. Her paranoia, tension, anxiety, helplessness and fear come across loud and clear. The novel deals with some tough subjects which evolve organically via plot reveals and some do knock you sideways as does the appreciation of what it must be like living in a gilded cage. It’s full of atmosphere especially in the woods with the author using the isolation to ramp up the tension. There are numerous plot twists which escalates the suspense and it builds to a very good conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the ultimate ending which is more than satisfying. Overall, this is an addictive psychological thriller which I really enjoy. With thanks to NetGalley and especially to Avon Books UK for that much appreciated arc in return for an honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    Yet again, I am left impressed after reading a Sarah Alderson book! The synopsis sounds sinister, doesn't it? Go in as blind as possible folks! We meet Rose and her sister, Daisy in the beginning of the book and that section grabbed my attention and heartstrings and I wanted to know what became of them. I learned, boy did I learn. Rose meets Ryan when she waits on him and they have a fairy tale romance. He is her handsome prince who has swept her off her feet. It's the classis rags to riches story Yet again, I am left impressed after reading a Sarah Alderson book! The synopsis sounds sinister, doesn't it? Go in as blind as possible folks! We meet Rose and her sister, Daisy in the beginning of the book and that section grabbed my attention and heartstrings and I wanted to know what became of them. I learned, boy did I learn. Rose meets Ryan when she waits on him and they have a fairy tale romance. He is her handsome prince who has swept her off her feet. It's the classis rags to riches story - with a twist. All that glitters is not gold. Soon her dream come true, becomes a nightmare. I loved that I had no clue where this book was going to go. I rooted for Rose throughout the book. She is a sympathetic character who deals with a lot in this book. I didn't want to put this book down. I loved how the author told the book in various timelines. That really worked for me and kept me guessing. I also enjoyed how the sections with the cabin felt atmospheric and tense. Another solid book from Alderson. She always nails the twists, turns, and reveals in her books!!! Thank you to Avon Books UK, and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own. Read more of my reviews at www.openbookposts.com

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Wow! I devoured this domestic thriller in one sitting.I loved the twists and turns and the ending was the cherry on top! Rose went from waitress to socialite practically over night when she meets wealthy, charismatic Ryan Reid. A chance encounter at a party snaps Rose back into reality as she realizes this is not the fairytale life she thought it was. Ryan controlling nature and awful secrets are enough for her to spring into action and save her daughter and herself. A car accident, a hospital sta Wow! I devoured this domestic thriller in one sitting.I loved the twists and turns and the ending was the cherry on top! Rose went from waitress to socialite practically over night when she meets wealthy, charismatic Ryan Reid. A chance encounter at a party snaps Rose back into reality as she realizes this is not the fairytale life she thought it was. Ryan controlling nature and awful secrets are enough for her to spring into action and save her daughter and herself. A car accident, a hospital stay, and time in a state mental hospital for criminals pushes Rose to the breaking point. Her only option is to run again and this time no one will ever find her. The Cabin in the Woods is a chilling thrill-ride that will have you on the edge of your seat till the very end. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this arc in exchange for my honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sheyla ✎

    ‘Why’d they always pick me?’ Fantastic! I loved this one. The Cabin in the Woods starts with Rose Reid, a woman, who had a hard childhood. She marries Ryan who is a lawyer. They meet in New York City but they move to Westchester after the wedding. She goes from being a waitress to becoming a socialite. Yet, in the present, Rose lives in a cabin in the woods without electricity. What happened to Rose? Why is she hiding in a cabin? Who is she running from? The Cabin in the Woods was a page-turner w ‘Why’d they always pick me?’ Fantastic! I loved this one. The Cabin in the Woods starts with Rose Reid, a woman, who had a hard childhood. She marries Ryan who is a lawyer. They meet in New York City but they move to Westchester after the wedding. She goes from being a waitress to becoming a socialite. Yet, in the present, Rose lives in a cabin in the woods without electricity. What happened to Rose? Why is she hiding in a cabin? Who is she running from? The Cabin in the Woods was a page-turner with a likable character and a good narrative. I was happy to follow both timelines, learning more about Rose, her sister Daisy, and why Rose was alone in the present. I need to go back and add to my TBR any other books Sarah Alderson has written. Now that I know I enjoyed her writing, I can't wait to read/listen to her other books. Cliffhanger: No 5/5 Fangs A complimentary copy was provided by Avon Books UK via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pat

    This book was completely different to what I was expecting in the best possible way. The story is told in two timelines from the POV of Rose - the past from 22 years ago in various intervals until the present. Rose’s parents were both heroin addicts and her mum died from an overdose 22 years ago when she was 9 and her sister Daisy was 6. Their father was a pig and a bully and Rose did the best she could to look after Daisy. Eight years ago she is waitressing and she meets Ryan Reid who, to all in This book was completely different to what I was expecting in the best possible way. The story is told in two timelines from the POV of Rose - the past from 22 years ago in various intervals until the present. Rose’s parents were both heroin addicts and her mum died from an overdose 22 years ago when she was 9 and her sister Daisy was 6. Their father was a pig and a bully and Rose did the best she could to look after Daisy. Eight years ago she is waitressing and she meets Ryan Reid who, to all intents and purposes, is Prince Charming - good looking and very wealthy. They get married 6 months later. Life is perfect. And we all know there is no such thing! Still, everything is grand until their daughter, Sienna, is born. Maybe because Rose had such a terrible childhood, maybe she doesn’t think she can be a good mother - either way Rose cannot bond with her baby and she is packed off to a luxury facility to be fixed. And ‘fixed’ she is but now they do not share the same level of intimacy and Rose starts to wonder if Ryan is having an affair. If only that is all it was. At a function she is approached by a woman who tells her her husband is a monster. I’ll leave it there for you to discover all the good stuff for yourselves but rest assured this is a nerve shredding story. In the present Rose is hiding away in a cabin in the woods she has tin cans on some string as an early warning system and she is petrified every time they rattle. Mostly it’s just raccoons. Mostly. She is petrified to go into the small town to buy supplies in case someone recognises her. Her picture is splashed across the newspaper. What has she done? There was a lot of dread building throughout this story. I really felt for Rose, after her sh1tty childhood she thought she had won the lottery of life but it was not to be. What I really liked was how she fought back. For a woman who really had no friends (thank you Ryan) she was lucky enough to find some staunch allies. The pacing was great with the tension ratcheting up throughout the story. The ending was fantastic, especially the final scene with the evil MIL - she got the shock of her life. Well played Ms Alderson, I thought this was a belter! While the story was not particularly original it was written well, with tension mounting throughout and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon Books UK for the much appreciated arc which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nina

    What a riveting psychological thriller. I was completely engrossed in the story, which was cleverly done, jumping back and forth between now and then seamlessly. I loved how the author didn’t go into too much detail, because it increased the suspense. Synopsis: Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it become What a riveting psychological thriller. I was completely engrossed in the story, which was cleverly done, jumping back and forth between now and then seamlessly. I loved how the author didn’t go into too much detail, because it increased the suspense. Synopsis: Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it becomes clear she is being watched This book was engaging, interesting and original. There were some minor inconsistencies, for example when Rose talked about escaping to another place which didn’t make sense when more of the story was revealed. Other than that, I loved everything about the book. The writing style appealed to me, and Alderson’s writing was flawless. I had to read on whenever I could and felt very happy with the outcome of the book. A major plus was that at the end things that happened earlier in the book, made even more sense.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jayne

    "Good luck getting anything else done until you've turned the final page". This riveting and emotionally charged thriller gives new meaning to the word "unputdownable". Socialite Rose Reid is injured and hiding in an isolated cabin in the woods with no electricity, heat, or hot water.  Rose's family is offering a sizable reward for information about her whereabouts. Rose is desperate, vulnerable, and on the run, And only she knows why. Intricately plotted with multiple twists and turns, the author's "Good luck getting anything else done until you've turned the final page". This riveting and emotionally charged thriller gives new meaning to the word "unputdownable". Socialite Rose Reid is injured and hiding in an isolated cabin in the woods with no electricity, heat, or hot water.  Rose's family is offering a sizable reward for information about her whereabouts. Rose is desperate, vulnerable, and on the run, And only she knows why. Intricately plotted with multiple twists and turns, the author's suspense-building was fabulous, as were her characterizations.   Brilliantly unfolding from Rose's POV in alternating timelines, readers are introduced to Rose's compelling and heartbreaking backstory and treated to an adrenaline-packed, explosive finale. The book's title is deceiving since the book was anything but a "typical" cabin in the woods book. There were some "suspensions of disbelief" and that is why the book did not earn a full 5 stars. I listened to the audiobook and narrator Stephanie Cannon did a fabulous job with the narration. This has been my favorite Sarah Alderson book by far and I look forward to listening to future titles by this talented author. 4.5 stars

  12. 5 out of 5

    chantalsbookstuff

    Thank you Netgalley and Avon Books UK Publishing for the opportunity to read this arc. The Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it becomes clear she is being watched. The suspense building is fantastic. You feel like your walking this journey with Rose, feel her sacrifes, pain and determination to stay ali Thank you Netgalley and Avon Books UK Publishing for the opportunity to read this arc. The Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it becomes clear she is being watched. The suspense building is fantastic. You feel like your walking this journey with Rose, feel her sacrifes, pain and determination to stay alive. Most surprising was the turn this thriller took, it gives you so much more than you expected. The character building is superb with the dual timelines and really added to building this book from start to finish. This was truelly a really great read. Highly recommended!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Oslowski

    YES! 👏 I tore through this book, what a page turner! Any book that has me scream YES out loud is sure to be a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ book from me! I went into "The Cabin in the Woods" blind, not having read the synopsis and had no idea what was going on, and it really worked. There is a girl injured and hiding in a remote cabin by herself but WHY is she there? All is slowly revealed through past and present chapters. What a story! The tension builds throughout and I just had to find out the whole story as quic YES! 👏 I tore through this book, what a page turner! Any book that has me scream YES out loud is sure to be a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ book from me! I went into "The Cabin in the Woods" blind, not having read the synopsis and had no idea what was going on, and it really worked. There is a girl injured and hiding in a remote cabin by herself but WHY is she there? All is slowly revealed through past and present chapters. What a story! The tension builds throughout and I just had to find out the whole story as quickly as possible. Twisty and clever! This is one of those books I thought about when I wasn't reading it and couldn't wait to get back to it. Alderson is a new author to watch our for. This book was fast paced, suspenseful and unpredictable. I highly recommend to all thriller lovers! 4.5 stars! Thank you so much Avon Books UK for approving me! Thank you NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Louise Wilson

    In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out she thought she heard Footsteps whispering something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what's done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie. Or she'll be the next to die. Rose Reid lives in the middle of the woods in a rundown cabin. As the story progresses, we learn the events that lead Rose to hide away. We learn of her rags to riches story. Rose is injured and hiding. But from what? This story has a In a cabin in a wood, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out she thought she heard Footsteps whispering something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what's done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie. Or she'll be the next to die. Rose Reid lives in the middle of the woods in a rundown cabin. As the story progresses, we learn the events that lead Rose to hide away. We learn of her rags to riches story. Rose is injured and hiding. But from what? This story has a dual timeline that switches between the past and present day. This can be a heartbreaking read that's also twisty and thrilling. I was pulled into this book from the first few pages. I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up. The more I found out about Rose in the present day, I needed to find out more about her past. This is an intriguing and gripping read that I didn't want to put down. I would like to thank #NetGalley #AvonBooksUK and the author #SarahAlderson for my ARC of #TheCabinInTheWoods in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Not the title I would have chosen for a book that covers so much more than the title implies, uninspiring imo I found the initial chapters hard to ‘get into it’ but when the story started to fit together the story telling told in the present and in the past ran together really well and by 30% I was really into the book, the characters and what was happening, it does continue in the vein of finding out more and more as it progresses A really fraught and tense story of mistrust, a psychopath abusing Not the title I would have chosen for a book that covers so much more than the title implies, uninspiring imo I found the initial chapters hard to ‘get into it’ but when the story started to fit together the story telling told in the present and in the past ran together really well and by 30% I was really into the book, the characters and what was happening, it does continue in the vein of finding out more and more as it progresses A really fraught and tense story of mistrust, a psychopath abusing husband who everyone else think is wonderful and finally justice, and when it is served it is served well I liked the main character and her back story was very moving and I was rooting for her to get the upper hand all the way through The author always tells a good story and all told this again was another fine read 8/10 4 Stars

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    I loved The Weekend Away by this author so I was excited to read another book by her. The Cabin in the Woods was another twisty and suspenseful thriller that I couldn’t stop reading. It was clever and I loved the back and forth chapters of the now and then. This is a book that you will want to go into fairly blind. I did, not really reading the blurb and I am glad that I did. All you really need to know is that there is a woman, Rose, hiding in an isolated cabin on the woods. She is miles from an I loved The Weekend Away by this author so I was excited to read another book by her. The Cabin in the Woods was another twisty and suspenseful thriller that I couldn’t stop reading. It was clever and I loved the back and forth chapters of the now and then. This is a book that you will want to go into fairly blind. I did, not really reading the blurb and I am glad that I did. All you really need to know is that there is a woman, Rose, hiding in an isolated cabin on the woods. She is miles from anywhere and anyone. What is her story? Why is she there? Who or what is she hiding from? Thanks to Avon Books and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nancy (Trying to catch up with reviews)

    So often the synopsis gives too much away, but thankfully that is not the case with this one. A woman is hiding out in a remote cabin in the woods with no electricity and no phone. Who is she hiding from and why? The Cabin in the Woods is the first book I've ready by Sarah Alderson, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the short chapters very satisfying, and the pacing was great as the tension built. I stayed up late reading which is always a good sign of how invested I am in a book. I just real So often the synopsis gives too much away, but thankfully that is not the case with this one. A woman is hiding out in a remote cabin in the woods with no electricity and no phone. Who is she hiding from and why? The Cabin in the Woods is the first book I've ready by Sarah Alderson, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the short chapters very satisfying, and the pacing was great as the tension built. I stayed up late reading which is always a good sign of how invested I am in a book. I just really liked the way the story unfolded. It is told in two timelines, the past moving forward and then present day, and both equally held my attention. There are a few parts that will require the reader to suspend belief a bit, but just go into this one blind and enjoy the ride. I look forward to checking out some of her previous books. 4 stars.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    Not to be confused with the horror movie with the same name, this latest psychological thriller has all the twists and turns that you'd expect from a Sarah Alderson mystery. It's true that their is a cabin in the woods and that's where Rose is hiding after a traumatic event. The narrative is told through a deal timeline as the reader slowly learns why Rose has seeked sanctuary and that she's desperate to stay hidden. There's plenty of twists that helped propell the story along as the plot touches o Not to be confused with the horror movie with the same name, this latest psychological thriller has all the twists and turns that you'd expect from a Sarah Alderson mystery. It's true that their is a cabin in the woods and that's where Rose is hiding after a traumatic event. The narrative is told through a deal timeline as the reader slowly learns why Rose has seeked sanctuary and that she's desperate to stay hidden. There's plenty of twists that helped propell the story along as the plot touches on some dark topics. Another gripping read from this trusted author.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Auđur

    4,5* This was soooooo good 😊 I read it in one sitting could not put it down. Highly recommend giving this page turner a try.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    What a riveting psychological thriller. I was completely engrossed in the story, which was cleverly done, jumping back and forth between now and then seamlessly. I loved how the author didn’t go into too much detail, because it increased the suspense. Synopsis: Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it become What a riveting psychological thriller. I was completely engrossed in the story, which was cleverly done, jumping back and forth between now and then seamlessly. I loved how the author didn’t go into too much detail, because it increased the suspense. Synopsis: Cabin in the Woods follows a young woman named Rose, who has disappeared from her New York socialite life in mysterious circumstances. Hiding out in upstate woodland, she begins to worry she is not as off-grid as she thought when it becomes clear she is being watched This book was engaging, interesting and original. There were some minor inconsistencies, for example when Rose talked about escaping to another place which didn’t make sense when more of the story was revealed. Other than that, I loved everything about the book. The writing style appealed to me, and Alderson’s writing was flawless. I had to read on whenever I could and felt very happy with the outcome of the book. A major plus was that at the end things that happened earlier in the book, made even more sense.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Small

    Riveting! Explosive! Electrifying! ⭐️ WOW⭐️ and 🙌 WOOHOO🙌 . Although Cabin In the Woods is my first read from this author, it won’t be my last! More than an intriguing psychological story, it is an edge-of-the-seat thriller with heart- racing suspense. I haven’t been captivated by a storyline like this in a very long time! Ms. Alderson’s writer’s craft is flawless from beginning to end! Execution- Alternating the narration between several different timelines is unique and propels the plot forward Riveting! Explosive! Electrifying! ⭐️ WOW⭐️ and 🙌 WOOHOO🙌 . Although Cabin In the Woods is my first read from this author, it won’t be my last! More than an intriguing psychological story, it is an edge-of-the-seat thriller with heart- racing suspense. I haven’t been captivated by a storyline like this in a very long time! Ms. Alderson’s writer’s craft is flawless from beginning to end! Execution- Alternating the narration between several different timelines is unique and propels the plot forward. Outstanding imagery and word choice! Pacing- Details of the mystery are peeled back like an onion- layer by layer, ratcheting up the suspense with each reveal. It is a fast and furious ride with plenty of roller coaster twists and turns! Characterization- Strong emotions are created by the author’s outstanding skill in developing dynamic and multi dimensional characters. Readers connect and sympathize with the protagonist. The antagonist’s actions evoke strong emotions at the opposite end of the compassion spectrum! Climax and conclusion- Climax is fantastically exhilarating! Over-the-top terrific! The denouement is more than satisfying! Too often novels fail to deliver in the end after a great story arc. Not so with this book! This reviewer is using a lot of superlatives because this novel is superior to many in this genre. Propelling the novel to a 5 star rating is the thematic issues that are addressed: legal system corruption, political corruption, emotional domestic abuse, sociopathic behavior, women’s autonomy, poverty, recognizing and “ seeing” the needs in others and caring for them. Bravo 👏, Sarah Alderson! I’m so glad to have discovered you! My thanks to you,the publisher and NetGalley for a complimentary ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was a pleasure!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kimmy C

    First up: TW for anyone who may not be inclined to read of: difficult/neglected upbringings, drug abuse, rapists/sexual abuse, domestic violence. It’s no stretch to say that Rose has had a difficult childhood. Then by chance, she meets Ryan Reid, and is catapulted into a high society life, charmed, with a big mansion, plenty of money, a handsome and ambitious husband, and a beautiful daughter. Then, another chance meeting puts the first crack in the facade. Soon, she is running for her life, hidin First up: TW for anyone who may not be inclined to read of: difficult/neglected upbringings, drug abuse, rapists/sexual abuse, domestic violence. It’s no stretch to say that Rose has had a difficult childhood. Then by chance, she meets Ryan Reid, and is catapulted into a high society life, charmed, with a big mansion, plenty of money, a handsome and ambitious husband, and a beautiful daughter. Then, another chance meeting puts the first crack in the facade. Soon, she is running for her life, hiding out in the titular cabin in the woods, and trying to avoid a seemingly inevitable fate. This novel dips back and forth between Rose now, and the glittering, evied Rose before. If you have no problem with the TW subjects, then this is a perfect tense curl-up-and-read escape. Even deeper, is the network of strangers who help out an unknown, and the strength of the sisterhood. With thanks to the author, NetGalley, and Avon Books UK for an advance copy.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I enjoyed my first read from Alderson, although, to be honest, I wasn’t that blown away by the Netflix adaptation. This book, however, was on another level and I was thrilled from start to finish. I could not get enough of Rose’s story and was intrigued by both the past and present narratives. A spine-tingling book, I was absorbed and obsessed with Rose’s story of rags to riches and then, apparently, back to rags again. The present narrative is set in the cabin, establishing Rose’s intense need t I enjoyed my first read from Alderson, although, to be honest, I wasn’t that blown away by the Netflix adaptation. This book, however, was on another level and I was thrilled from start to finish. I could not get enough of Rose’s story and was intrigued by both the past and present narratives. A spine-tingling book, I was absorbed and obsessed with Rose’s story of rags to riches and then, apparently, back to rags again. The present narrative is set in the cabin, establishing Rose’s intense need to remain hidden and unidentified. Alderson peppers clues throughout this developing narrative which eventually link back to the past timeline. This details Rose’s childhood and how she came to be married to Ryan, an incredibly wealthy young man who has significant social connections. As the story progressed, I was full of unanswered questions, impatient for Alderson’s narrative to answer them for me. I think this explains why I just could not put the book down because I was so keen to understand Rose’s story. However, the writer is not to be rushed with their revelations and I loved how this kept the plot so compelling and exciting to read. Over time, I grew as paranoid as Rose for her safety, especially as I learnt more about why she is living in a dilapidated cabin in the woods. Trusting no one, I felt that Rose would remain isolated for a very long time. Indeed, even when she makes some useful contacts, I still worried that Alderson would throw a curve ball and an unexpected development for such characters – particularly as this happens so often with the plot itself. It has been refreshing to read such a thrilling book and I think it is one that I won’t forget in a hurry. I enjoyed it so much that it is definitely one of my top reads this year. Alderson has created a fantastic balance between ambiguity and suspense and I loved seeing Rose’s story unfold. If Netflix have yet to consider this for a film adaptation, then they really shout not miss out – this is a brilliant read. With thanks to Avon books and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pauline

    Rose is hiding in a cabin in the woods, she is being hunted because of something that she did. We slowly find out the facts that led to this situation and why Rose is on the run from the authorities. It took me a while to get into this story but once I did I found that I couldn’t put the book down. Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amanda’s_Good_Books

    The Cabin in the Woods By Sarah Alderson Release Date 10/18/2022 In a cabin in the woods, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die.... This book. Wow. What a fast paced thriller read. I love a strong women character in a book, and while it takes Rose a bit to find her backbone - when she does, just The Cabin in the Woods By Sarah Alderson Release Date 10/18/2022 In a cabin in the woods, A woman by the window stood. Glancing out, she thought she heard Footsteps, whistling, something stirred. Hiding here, she fears the night, For what’s done in the dark will come to light. She must run fast to escape her lie Or she’ll be the next to die.... This book. Wow. What a fast paced thriller read. I love a strong women character in a book, and while it takes Rose a bit to find her backbone - when she does, just wow. Running from her well-connected political husband, Ryan has controlled her from the start. When she finds out who he is, she knows she has to get away. Find out who wins this cat and mouse book. Told from past and present POV you won’t be able to put it down #booknerdigans #shelfie #bookshelf #instabooks #bookreview #bookcommunity #booksofinstagram #igbooks #booknerd #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #bookish #booklove #thrillerreads #minahardy #netgalleyreader #netgalley #avonbooks #pageturner

  26. 4 out of 5

    Heather~ Nature.books.and.coffee

    This was such a page turner. I love that it is written in past and present. Eventually the two timelines come together. So well done, and suspenseful. A woman, Rose, is hiding in the cabin and you don't know why. Told through her POV. I was really on edge during the present time. That part can get pretty intense, I loved it! I'm not going to say more because I feel like you'll enjoy it more, the less you know. This is one I'd highly recommend if you like thrillers. I like that it was fast paced, This was such a page turner. I love that it is written in past and present. Eventually the two timelines come together. So well done, and suspenseful. A woman, Rose, is hiding in the cabin and you don't know why. Told through her POV. I was really on edge during the present time. That part can get pretty intense, I loved it! I'm not going to say more because I feel like you'll enjoy it more, the less you know. This is one I'd highly recommend if you like thrillers. I like that it was fast paced, I flew through it! Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    This was a fast paced and engaging thriller that I finished in one sitting. It centers on Rose, who we know initially is on the run, but details leading her to that point are uncovered as the book continues. The book alternates between past and current timelines to pull the story together. Rose is a likable and relatable character who is fiercely driven by survival instincts and a need to do the right thing. Though some of the events that happened in the book were a little far-fetched, for the m This was a fast paced and engaging thriller that I finished in one sitting. It centers on Rose, who we know initially is on the run, but details leading her to that point are uncovered as the book continues. The book alternates between past and current timelines to pull the story together. Rose is a likable and relatable character who is fiercely driven by survival instincts and a need to do the right thing. Though some of the events that happened in the book were a little far-fetched, for the most part the decisions she made felt real and believable. The book moves at a fast clip the whole way through and the ending was satisfying. Overall, this is a great book and I’d recommend it to those who like thrillers and mysteries. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alayne Emmett

    Oh my goodness this book grabbed me straight away and didn’t let up at all. I could barely put it down it was so good. Very twisty and the whole time you were wondering whether she was going to discover what was going on or not. This would make a great film especially the snowy cabin scenes very creepy. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Pole

    The Cabin in the Woods by Sarah Alderson is a propulsive page-turner of a read that had me flying through the pages. This one grabs you from the start and takes you on a thrilling and heartstopping ride. Rose has had a rough start in life but is determined to make something of herself. She is a student and working as a waitress when she meets the enigmatic Ryan Reid, and it is love at first sight. Happily becoming his wife, Rose's new life is the stuff of fairytales and is in sharp contrast to he The Cabin in the Woods by Sarah Alderson is a propulsive page-turner of a read that had me flying through the pages. This one grabs you from the start and takes you on a thrilling and heartstopping ride. Rose has had a rough start in life but is determined to make something of herself. She is a student and working as a waitress when she meets the enigmatic Ryan Reid, and it is love at first sight. Happily becoming his wife, Rose's new life is the stuff of fairytales and is in sharp contrast to her past. Told from an alternating timeline of past and present, Rose's story unfolds in a fully fleshed out narrative. I will say no more for fear of unwittingly revealing any spoilers, but trust me when I say that you do not want to miss this one. Many thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for an ARC.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Oslowski

    YES! 👏 I tore through this book, what a page turner! Any book that has me scream YES out loud is sure to be a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ book for me! I went into "The Cabin in the Woods" blind, not having read the synopsis and had no idea what was going on, and it really worked. There is a girl injured and hiding in a remote cabin by herself but WHY is she there? All is slowly revealed through past and present chapters. What a story! The tension builds throughout and I just had to find out the whole story as quick YES! 👏 I tore through this book, what a page turner! Any book that has me scream YES out loud is sure to be a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ book for me! I went into "The Cabin in the Woods" blind, not having read the synopsis and had no idea what was going on, and it really worked. There is a girl injured and hiding in a remote cabin by herself but WHY is she there? All is slowly revealed through past and present chapters. What a story! The tension builds throughout and I just had to find out the whole story as quickly as possible. Twisty and clever! This is one of those books I thought about when I wasn't reading it and couldn't wait to get back to it. Alderson is a new author to watch our for. This book was fast paced, suspenseful and unpredictable. I highly recommend to all thriller lovers! Thank you so much Avon Books UK for approving me! Thank you NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book!

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