C: Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine #AprilAtoZChallenge #aussieauthor20


A shocking discovery deep in the Snowy Mountains. A killer who will do anything to keep secrets buried.

When ski patroller Vanessa Bell discovers human bones high on Mount Stilwell at Charlotte Pass ski resort, Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder of the Sydney Homicide Squad is called in to lead the investigative team.

Arriving in the isolated, snowed-in village with Winterfest celebrations underway, Ryder soon determines that the bones are those of Celia Delaney, a young woman who disappeared from the ski resort in 1964 during the biggest winter storm in Australian alpine history.

When a second murder takes place, Ryder suspects that the deaths are related, and that the person responsible is still in the village. Amid the escalating tension, Ryder is desperate to make an arrest before the stakes rise even higher.

Set within the stunning Snowy Mountains, this intriguing mystery uncovers deadly, long-buried secrets in the valleys and mountains of this iconic area.

Charlotte Pass

My Thoughts

I’m not a huge crime fan but I quite enjoyed this story. The setting of the Snowy Mountains had me interested, as I have been to this area, and was able to imagine the plot settings. It was slightly strange that I was reading this novel at a time when the area was battling bushfires instead of being snowed in. This novel is a quick and easy read, an old style ‘who-dunnit’, I thought along the lines of the Agatha Christie murder mysteries. I enjoyed the story lines. Even though I was sure who did it from very early on, there were unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Star Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

About the Author
Lee Christine

In 2009, former corporate trainer, Lee Christine, decided to turn her writing hobby into a serious day job. She has since won many awards for her novels. Lee loves connecting with her readers and has appeared on a panel at the Newcastle Writer’s Festival and the Lake Macquarie Write Here festival, made multiple library appearances, and has been a guest speaker at a major fundraiser for the Mark Hughes Brain Cancer Foundation as well as the Friends of Newcastle University fundraising lunch. 

Published February 2020 by Allen & Unwin, Australia. Paperback 320 pages

Links to my other blogs: https://jonesfamilyhistory.wordpress.com and https://nextphaseinfitness.com.au

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3 thoughts on “C: Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine #AprilAtoZChallenge #aussieauthor20

  1. It’s been a while since I read a mystery. I’m currently dedicating my reading time to work my way through my TBR pile. But as experience from previous A2Z challenges have taught me, I always end up with a huge list of books I want to read. Glad I made my way here today, and I’ll look forward to the other reviews in your series.


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