The story tells of a house party, which, by way of novelty, is held at a summer camping the Canadian wilds. The camp, though delightful in the summer, is a grim and desolate spot in the winter, as the party soon find out. An atmosphere of eerieness and danger is cleverly created by the author, and leads up to a startling tragedy. The mystery surrounding the murder is complete at first, and its ultimate solution lacks nothing in the way of unexpectedness. Here we have excitement, murder, and a dramatic denouement in the best "thriller" tradition, but Luke Allan has this time given us more than the usual ration. The atmosphere of tension and danger which overhangs the characters throughout places this latest Luke Allan high up in the "thriller" class.
Used availability for Luke Allan's The End of the Trail
February 2016 : Canada Paperback