The White Road

The White Road

Book - 2019
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A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world.

Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he's hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth's bowels goes viral.

Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death: a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy -- a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him -- and anyone who views the footage he captures -- forever.
Publisher: United States :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019
ISBN: 9780316396592
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Sep 19, 2020

At turns creepy and atmospheric and at then, sharp and cutting. This thriller will leave you feeling claustrophobic and wanting to curl up on the couch, safe and warm. I found the plot to be a bit all over the place but that kind of lent to the madness and excitement in the story.

Jul 18, 2019

A gripping survival tale, first in the caves of Cwm Pot, then on top of Everest. I enjoyed the dual stories of the current Everest climb, and a fatal attempt in the 90s. Interesting character development, most of whom are haunted by someone from their past.

Feb 01, 2018

I had higher expectations of this book as Day Four and The Three by Sarah Lotz were both really eerie and creepy. Perhaps the best part of The White Road was the beginning (I won't spoil it). After that, I was led to think there would be a little more suspense, but that did not really happen even at the end of the book....

Overall, it was an average read. I hope her next book will be better!


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Sep 19, 2020

“Ed was either a psychopath who was toying with me for sadistic reasons or a paranoid schizophrenic.”

ReadingAdviser_Sally Sep 19, 2020

Who is the third who walks always beside you?

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