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Written by Gabriel Dylan

Part of the Red Eye Series

Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Horror / Ghost Stories

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Chilling YA horror set on the Austrian slopes

January 2019 Debut of the Month

A group of Bristolian sixth-formers experience a whole lot more than the thrills and chills of the ski-slopes they’re expecting when one of their party discovers a trail of blood in their lodge. For outcast Charlie this trip was supposed to be a break from his troubled homelife, but he and his peers are now up to their necks in a gruesome, gory nightmare. Matters take a monstrous, mythical turn after ski instructor Hanna tells the students a tale “about things that lived in the woods. Things that only came out at night”…

The action is jumpy, the writing sparse and direct, with plenty of unexpected twists to keep readers on the edge of their seats alongside the characters’ varied backstories. An accomplished debut for fans of atmospheric horror.

Joanne Owen

Whiteout Synopsis

Charlie hopes that the school ski trip will be the escape from his unhappy home life he so desperately needs. But there is something wrong with the remote ski village of Kaldgellan. Something is out there, something ancient and evil, among the pines and the deep untracked drifts, watching and waiting. And when the storms blow in, Charlie and his schoolmates wake to find the resort deserted. Cut off from the rest of the world far below, as night falls the few left alive on the snowbound mountain will wish they were somewhere, anywhere else. Only ski guide Hanna seems to know of Kaldgellan's long-buried secrets, but whether Charlie can trust her is another question..

Whiteout Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Absolutely fantastic. It's full of mystery and can be very suspenseful in areas. I highly recommend reading this if you love horror and mystery Full review

Judith Smith (Age 13)

An English school part are in the Austrian Alps for a skiing trip. Everything seems to be going fine until a pool of blood is discovered. Full review

Eloise Mae Clarkson (Age 16)

The perfect book for a good scare! I was looking over my shoulder the entire weekend! Full review

Charlotte Walker

I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through the book. Full review

William Pasturel (Age 13)

Best book I've read in a long time, 10 out of 10 from me! Full review

Jack Smith (Age 13)

Whiteout is a page-turner. It takes you on an unpredictable, blood-rich journey through an isolated ski resort where a group of school teens get to practise survival skills of a different kind. People go missing, the power is cut... Full review

Imogen (Age 12)

Whiteout is a fast-paced action/horror novel perfect for an easy read to get sucked into: it has a very intriguing storyline and characters. Full review

Rose Roberts (Age 15)

This is a scary, brilliant book that I never wanted to end because it was so enticing. It kept me interested from start to finish, fantastic! Full review

Harriet Harper-Williams (Age 13)

A gripping horror that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. A group of innocent schoolkids prove an easy target in a remote mountain ski resort. Full review

Ella O'Gorman (Age 14)

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ISBN: 9781788950725
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788950725
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Gabriel Dylan
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Horror / Ghost Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Reviewed by Children

About Gabriel Dylan

Gabriel Dylan is not only an exciting debut writer, he is also a surfer, snowboarder and secondary-school teacher. The inspiration for his first novel came from being snowed in whilst leading a school skiing trip to a remote village in the Austrian Alps. Gabriel is based in Gloucestershire. 

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