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The Cabin


The Cabin

A weekend having fun in Josh's cabin before heading off to university results in the murder of two in the group --- and the other five friends are suspects. The cabin doors were locked, with no sign of a forced entry leaving Mackenzie without a clue who to trust anymore. Friends are supposed to back each other up, and these are the friends she's trusted and been close with her whole life. But as she gets closer and closer to the truth, instead of protecting her friends, she's forced to protect herself from her friends. Add this to the fact that the detective on the case just seems desperate to prove any of the five guilty, Mackenzie is determined to get to the bottom of this case and bring justice to her murdered friends- even if it endangers her life.

"THE CABIN is a unique and exciting murder mystery where the victims are as close to your heart as the killer."

Everyone in their small town is suspicious of them, and rumors spread fast. Secrets start pouring out, and each one is used as a possible motive for the crime. Mackenzie starts receiving cryptic texts, threatening her and forbidding that she tell the police. She knows it's the killer sending these, but how far is she willing to go to discover who it is?

THE CABIN by Natasha Preston is not your typical murder mystery. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" is really put into play when the characters never know if they're dealing with a protective friend or a potential murderer. They all help each other avoid arrest, but you know one of them has to be guilty. It's just a matter of the accumulating evidence that gets riskier to find as they delve deeper into the case. Each character has their secrets, and each one only gets you a little bit closer to figuring it out. The story quickly picks up pace and takes a couple sharp turns along the way so you never know what to expect. THE CABIN is a unique and exciting murder mystery where the victims are as close to your heart as the killer.

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board Member on August 2, 2016

The Cabin
by Natasha Preston