A hitched ride home in a snow storm turns sinister when one of the passengers is plotting for the ride to end in disaster.
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.
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Publishing Date: October 6th, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
I am a sucker for YA mysteries, this book was on my tbr for months. Read the synopsis and tell me you are not sold by it.
Mira wants to spend Christmas at her home with her mother as it is also the death anniversary of her aunt- her mother’s twins. But nature got different plans for her. She doesn’t have another option except for taking a car with 4 other strangers in this heavy storm.
I love the world-building, the way the author explained it, It was so easy for me to imagine myself with them in that car. The character building was also quite interesting, how they were from different backgrounds and the way their character unfolded while travelling for hours. The way the author tried to divert attention to different people also grabbed my attention. But the problem was pace, it felt unnecessary dragged, I wish it wasn’t that stretched and we get to know a little more detail in the ending.