The Shelter

G.N. Smith

An agonised scream cuts through the roar of the snowstorm. Horrified, Fiona twists around to look at the group of hikers behind her. There are four people, where there should be five…

When police officer Fiona MacLeish stumbles upon a group of fellow hikers in dire trouble in the dramatic peaks of the Scottish Highlands, she has no choice but to help. One of the party has fallen off the path, lying below with the crisp white snow around his head starting to turn scarlet.

Fiona soon learns the potential accident is actually a deliberate murder. But who would want to hurt this man and why? With visibility worsening and the snowstorm getting worse, Fiona and the group of hikers make it just in time to a nearby shelter. As Fiona questions those in the party, she realises that everyone is keeping secrets about their relationship with the victim. Any one of these hikers could be the killer…

When another brutal attack happens, it is clear that the murderer is still among them. Trapped in a shelter at the top of a mountain, Fiona must move fast and identify the killer before they strike again. When her role as a police officer is revealed, Fiona herself becomes a target. With tensions rising and food running out, she knows she doesn’t have long until more people die. But can she find the killer and save herself and the innocent hikers in time?

The Shelter is the third book in the Fiona MacLeish series, set in the remote Scottish mountains. Fans of J.M. Dalgliesh, J.D. Kirk and Simon McCleave will love this character-driven police procedural with a dark twisty plot.

Readers love The Shelter:

I couldn’t put it down and read it in a day… Full of twists and turns… Will having you guessing until the end. It will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat with all the tension… I absolutely loved everything about it… A must read.’ Baker’s Not So Secret Blog

‘A first-class crime thriller that will keep you glued to its pages from start to finish… A compulsively readable thriller that will leave you breathlessGrabs your attention from the off and keeps you engrossed until the very last word.’ Bookish Jottings

WoW!… Just BrilliantBrilliant book from start to finishWoW, Once I opened my kindle I became hooked from the very first few pages… I ended up reading this all day… Another 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I absolutely loveThis ticked every box for meFantastic, I could feel the cold as much as I could feel the tension rise within the group of people stranded in the cabin… Everybody is a suspect! An excellent read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing… Gripping…I read this emotionally charged, compelling book in one sitting… A total page-turner and will keep you guessing with every page. I love this incredible thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read this book in one day as it was unputdownable! I will recommend this.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An impossible-to-put-down thriller… You will feel the numbing cold, the isolation and the growing desperation.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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