The Drift by C.J. Tudor [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The Drift

Author: C.J. Tudor

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publish Date: January 19, 2023

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

The Drift by C.J. Tudor


Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. After she was evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careered off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors. They’ll need to work together to escape—with their sanity and secrets intact.

Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She’s in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board. They are heading to a place known only as “The Retreat,” but as the temperature drops and tensions mount, Meg realizes they may not all make it there alive.

Carter is gazing out the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waver in the storm, something hiding in the chalet’s depths threatens to escape, and their fragile bonds will be tested when the power finally fails—for good.

The imminent dangers faced by Hannah, Meg, and Carter are each one part of the puzzle. Lurking in their shadows is an even greater danger—one with the power to consume all of humanity.

The Drift by C.J. Tudor


A dangerous virus has affected the nation. People without the virus are trying to survive. The environment is harsh, and the people are desperate.

The Drift is different than C.J. Tudor’s other books, but it’s enjoyable. There are three different stories happening, and how they connect makes for an intriguing read. The setting is a cold, bleak apocalyptic world. The characters are unique.

A dark and tense thriller. Recommended for fans of apocalyptic and survival thrillers.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by C.J. Tudor:
  1. The Chalk Man
  2. The Hiding Place
  3. The Other People
  4. The Burning Girls
  5. The Drift
  6. The Gathering

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