Book Reviews

The Cabin by Natasha Preston

My edition: Kindle received from Netgalley

Pages: 336

Series: Stand-Alone

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar and Awake.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it’s clear there’s a killer among them.

As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge, revealing a sinister web of sins among the original seven friends. The killer is still free. Every one of them is a suspect. And Mackenzie starts to realize that no one is innocent...

Rating: 2 stars

Review: I received this from Sourcebooks and Netgalley for an honest review.

Well I don’t know what to say. With a blurb like that it sounded amazing. I started reading a few pages and wasn’t really liking where it was going. There was a lot of drinking. There were teenagers having sex. Oh and two of them come up murdered. The next few things I have to say is going to need this picture.

Spoiler-Alert-kittensI’m seriously going to spoiling a couple things so IF you want to read this book do not go on.









I see you went on… fine it’s your own fault that the book will be ruined. I warned you!

Mackenzie and her friends are going to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Hmmm…


Oh did I mention they just graduated from a… I think high school. Sorry I don’t know the U.K. school system well and I’m a bit lazy and don’t want to look it up and try and to understand it. Plus I’m writing this review.

Anydick, we have a bunch of teenagers going to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Most of the group don’t like Josh. Unfortunately the cabin they are going to is Josh’s so they really can’t say much to him about not coming. Also his mysterious brother comes along. A brother that Josh barely knows. Of course Mackenzie, who by the way is our perfect boring attractive girl, thinks the brother, Blake, is hot. Of course right! Oh did I mention he gets under Mackenzie’s skin?


Who knew that was going to happen?

Well lets get past all the drinking and sex to the next morning. Mackenzie wakes up next to Blake after the night. They get dressed and go downstairs. Mackenzie then goes into the kitchen to make tea. Guess what she finds…

If you guessed two dead bodies of her friends, then you guessed right. Ding. Ding. Ding. Sorry you didn’t win anything.

Well with two people dead, not really sad to see them go *COUGH* Josh *COUGH*, the police start to question everyone. The police think that it is one of the friends. There were no signs of forced entry. There were seven people in the house and two end up dead. It turns out they were stabbed during the night and no one heard anything.


Reason why, they were drugged. Now they have a detective following them around and everyone in town thinks that one of them is the killer.

Now I got around 26% when I really just couldn’t care anymore and skimmed the rest of the book. I found out who was the killer and a ton more drinking. I’m surprised one of them hasn’t died of alcohol poisoning. And if I was drugged by one of my friends by them using alcohol I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t continue to drink around them.


I didn’t really like the story. From what I did get was a lot of drinking with teenagers, sex, and a murder. Pretty much a crappy horror film without everyone dying at the end. This could have been a good book but the author told not showed. The narration was putting me to sleep. Mackenzie was an alright heroine, her thoughts could have been written a bit better.

Would I recommend this, most likely not.

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