Title: Don’t Let In The Cold
Author: Keely Parrack
Publication: September 6, 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teen, YA Fiction, Suspense
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
After a solar flare leaves Lottie and new stepsister Jade without power or cell service in a ski cabin, they are joined by cute, fast-talking Alex, who claims to be lost in the woods. A deadly blizzard, fire, and bears aren’t the girls’ only concerns as they realize Alex isn’t who he claims to be, and that he has dangerous friends.
**A copy of this bulletin was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I cannot remember why I initially was drawn to this story, but I love a good suspense novel and there is just something about YA suspense novels. Keely Parrack brought so much good content to this story. We get the suspense and mystery of the main storyline, family drama and growing pains, and friendship.
I really enjoyed all the characters in this. Lottie being the main character was suspicious of most and unsure who to trust, which I felt made sense with her upbringing. Jade was a little nonchalant which clashed at times with Lottie because the two grew up so different it seemed, but honestly I felt they complimented each other. There back and forth added an interesting layer to the story and I enjoyed seeing them figure each other out and learn to love each other along the way. Alex was also interesting. I felt like I knew his intentions right from the start and enjoyed the journey Parrack took me on to find out if I was wrong or right.
Parrack gave us some great antagonists and a LOT of stress along the way. I knew from the start that the guys in the truck were gonna be trouble, but I never would have guessed how the story played out. There were so many more points I was not expecting. Sometimes it felt that if something bad could happen it would, which seemed a little unrealistic and I didn’t agree with some of the choices the trio made throughout their journey and put them in worse situations, but this story was overall good. I would definitely pick up another Keely Parrack book in the future and look forward to it.