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Catherine Cooper

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Catherine Cooper is a freelance journalist living in the South of France with Her husband and two teenage children. They moved from London in 2009 so that the children could grow up bilingual and could all ski more, and to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life.

She learned to ski on a school trip when She was 14 and has loved it ever since. The Chalet is set in a fictional ski resort in the French Alps which is a kind of amalgam of some She has been lucky enough to visit over the years. Many design aspects of the chalet itself are inspired by some of the luxury hotels She have reviewed - though obviously it is entirely fictional!

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
Catherine Cooper recommends
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The Appeal (2021)
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Where Ravens Roost (2021)
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When They Find Her (2021)
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The Wild Girls (2021)
Phoebe Morgan
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The Pact (2021)
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The Rising Tide (2021)
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The Dark (2021)
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The House of Whispers (2021)
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Five Minds (2021)
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Dead Lucky (2022)
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Every Little Secret (2022)
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Nasty Little Cuts (2022)
Tina Baker
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Blood Sugar (2022)
Sascha Rothchild
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The Echo Man (2022)
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Nobody But Us (2022)
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The Last to Disappear (2022)
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The Safe House (2022)
Louise Mumford
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The Drowning Hour (2022)
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Keep Them Close (2022)
Sophie Flynn
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All Good People Here (2022)
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The Blackhouse (2022)
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The Girls Are Good (2022)
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I'll Never Tell (2023)
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Freeze (2023)
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Silent Waters (2023)
L V Matthews
"A compelling and atmospheric story of toxic friendships, secrets and divided loyalties all set around the competitive world of diving - loved it."

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