The Drift - C.J. Tudor

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Official Blurb:

Survival can be murder . . .
Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. Evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careered off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors.
Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She's in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board.
Carter is gazing out of the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waver in the storm, the threat of something lurking in the chalet's depths looms larger.
Outside, the storm rages. Inside each group, a killer lurks.
But who?
And will anyone make it out alive? . . .

My Thoughts:

Wow, this was phenomenal!
It’s ‘I am Legend’ meets current-day coronavirus with more survivors than the former but fewer than the latter!
I love apocalyptic films and TV shows, but I think this is the first book I’ve ever read of this genre.
This is a tough review to write without giving away any spoilers, so I’ll keep it short and sweet! I enjoyed all three perspectives throughout the book and how they all had parts of the story, and without all three, you wouldn’t have a whole. We have Hannah, who wakes up on a coach after it has crashed. She has a take-charge personality and tries to get the survivors to safety.
Then there is Meg, who wakes up thousands of feet in the air in a cable car with a group of strangers and a dead body. It’s every man/woman for themselves to survive this perilous situation.
Finally, we have Carter, who is a mercurial character. He has a facial deformity, but it doesn’t seem to faze him; all that matters to him is his mission. He is based at the ‘Retreat’ where everything starts to fall apart, and if Carter wants to win, he needs to do everything to survive.
Everything is superbly knitted together as the story ends, and nothing is left unravelled. It was very well done, and I was gripped until the end. I wasn’t too keen on the very end but enjoyed the book too much as a whole to let it bother me too much as I’m not sure what other way it could have gone. I didn’t want to stop reading; I felt invested in this world and wanted more.
I loved this book, and I’m going to be telling everyone about it, and I think I’ll be remembering it for a while to come!
Best book I’ve read in a while!!!

The Drift
by C.J. Tudor
Date Started
4th January 2023
Date Finished
7th January 2023