On the surface, Kristina seems to have it all:

  • successful career as a therapist
  • great husband who’s making strides in politics
  • money, and loads of it

Her life, however, gets wrapped up in turmoil, when one of Kristina’s clients, a famous author named Leah, asks her to meet outside of the office, in a remote cabin in the woods. Kristina’s imagination runs wild with everything she can find there, but what she isn’t expecting to find is a manuscript with her in the role of a protagonist.

I loved the premise of this novel but, as a lot of them do, it fell flat.


The pacing was poor – far too many descriptions and fact statements. ‘Cabin Fever’ is yet another book where, as a reader, I am being deliberately told what happened, instead of shown or be able to deduce on my own.

Improvement to the flow of the story would also benefit it greatly because the premise itself was thrilling and dripping with possibilities of where it could go. The main characters felt underdeveloped, I didn’t grow a particular interest to any of them. Kristina in particular felt lacking.

A slow burner in a picturesque setting – one aspect of this novel I enjoyed, the Scandinavian setting and imagery.

I was also satisfied with the ending; it was a good conclusion considering how we got there.

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