The Cabin

The Cabin

by Natasha Preston

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A New York Times Bestseller!

There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this thriller from Natasha Preston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar and The Cabin!

A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can't wait to let loose with her friends. But a crazy night of fun leaves two of them dead—murdered.

With no signs of a forced entry or struggle, suspicion turns to the five survivors. Someone isn't telling the truth. And Mackenzie's first mistake? Assuming the killing is over...

Don't miss the next heart-pounding thriller from Natasha Preston, You Will Be Mine, coming February 2018!

Also by Natasha Preston:
The Cellar
You Will Be Mine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492618553
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 2,788
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Natasha Preston is the New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar. A UK native, she discovered her love of writing when she shared a story online—and hasn't looked back. She enjoys writing romance, thrillers, gritty YA, and the occasional serial killer.

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The Cabin 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
UndertheBookCover More than 1 year ago
Review also posted at: 3.5/5 Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for review! The premise of The Cabin really caught my interest because I am an absolute sucker for a good murder-in-a-secluded-house story, or really just stories about secluded houses in general. I thought the idea of seven late-teenagers (this is important for me, personally, to remember throughout the story) that are partying in a cabin and wake up to find two friends dead was a cool concept and I instantly wanted to know who-dun-it! If that didn't get me, then the prologue certainly did: The think they're invincible. They think they can do and say whatever they want. They think there are no consequences. They've left me no choice. It's time for them to pay for their sins. I feel as though the first five chapters are where the book really shines. These chapters are the ones that introduce the reader to the characters and give you a small bit of insight into who they are and Mackenzie's relationship/feelings towards them. You get a little bit of drama, some romance, a little backstory on why the group has strained feelings regarding Josh; just enough of everything to get you settled in the world and know a basic amount of information about all of the characters. In these five chapters, the reader also gets a pretty gruesome double murder! While the rest of the book was good, I don't feel that it measures up to the first five chapters, unfortunately. But serious high five to Natasha Preston for writing an absolutely killer opening! Once the group leaves the cabin and returns to their lives in town, (or village, I believe it was referred to as) it becomes a story about them coping with the deaths of two of their friends and Mackenzie's investigation into the murders...and Blake's pants. With Mackenzie being the narrator of the story, you get to dive into her head and really understand how the murders have affected her. Sort of, I guess. I found Mackenzie to be really frustrating at times, mostly when it came to her jumping to conclusions about who the killer was while simultaneously trying to jump down Blake's pants. I know, two references to his pants in the same paragraph? But really, that's a huge part of Mackenzie's thoughts throughout the book, so much so that they almost take priority over the who-dun-it thoughts! While I did try to remind myself that this was a YA book, it's also stated several times that Mackenzie is almost 18 years old, which made me think that she should have been a bit more mature. But, after hearing her story, I suppose I could understand why she acted the way she did. But still, keep your mind on the murders and out of the gutter, girl! Out of all of the characters, I sadly wasn't able to connect with any of them. Mackenzie and Blake were what I would consider the main characters, with the other three being background characters. Those two were well written, although I really did not like Mackenzie at several parts of the book. Blake was the typical bad boy with a golden heart, but I did find myself laughing at how sassy he was. As for Mackenzie's friends, I really felt like they were written very well. Check out the rest of my review at the link above!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book made me thoughts would be totally different than what actually happened. You could not predict anything....amazing book Natasha!! ??
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eternalised More than 1 year ago
The Cabin was… Well, a dissapointment doesn’t even begin to cover it. This book is filled with nopes, no, not in a thousand years. We get situations like teenage drinking (which I’m okay with – here in Europe drinking beer is legal from age sixteen and up – but these teens drink randomly and for no reason. We also get random drugs, random just about everything. And then we get murder. Random murder too, if you ask me, even when it’s all said and done. Long story short, a couple of friends head to a cabin, and drink so much they pass out, and next morning, two of them are dead. Turns out the others were drugged, and one of them is the killer. Then starts the MC’s quest to find out who killed her friends. Mackenzie, our main character, is an impossible character to like. She has no personality. She’s stupid, clueless, and very whiny. The other characters don’t have real personalities either, except maybe Blake. The others might as well be talking cardboard figures. The murder mystery is predictable and dull. The dialogue is cringe-worthy, and the writing is bland. It doesn’t sketch scenes, it doesn’t put the reader into the narrative. I almost stopped reading after chapter one because of how annoyed I was with the sloppy writing. I kept reading because it was an ARC, but if it had been a library book, I’m pretty sure I would’ve given up and just returned it. The whole story is ridiculous. Dialogue, plot, not to mnetion the ending which is just plain hilarious because it’s too weird. Way too weird to be plausible. Would I recommend this? No, not at all. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
“The Cabin” was a solid four-star thriller up until the very end. That doesn’t stop it from being enjoyable in a B horror movie sort of way. The characters are the stereotypical mix that you come to expect from horror movies and fun, fast reading thrillers. There were some plot surprises and enough creepy things to give you some chills. Just. The ending. I can’t quite forgive that one. Overall, “The Cabin” is a fun read for the Halloween season or any other time you’re feeling like a fun and breezy thriller. This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
owza! Five best friends and the brother of the owner of the cabin spend the weekend together. After getting very drunk the first night, they all wake up the next morning to find the owner and his girlfriend stabbed (many times) to death in the kitchen. All the doors are locked as well as the window. One of their friends or the brother is a killer. As the story goes on, it gets even creepier. This was a GREAT read. Of course, everyone suspects the brother, that is the cops and most of the friends except for Mackenzie. There are threatening text messages, another murder, planted evidence and lots of lies. This was definitely one book that I could not put down. Thankfully it was so good that it kept my mind off the fact my A/C was out (bonus!) on this nice cool 96 degree day. While this is most certainly a YA book, I know adults will enjoy it as well. There is some teenage angst, but the story will capture your attention enough to ignore it. Huge thanks to Sourcebooks for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I call this book entertaining and certainly riveting.
Myndia More than 1 year ago
When Mackenzie and her friends head off to Josh’s cabinet, she not too excited about going. They still haven’t forgiven Josh, and they don’t understand why Courtney stays with such a heartless jerk. But, in the interest of friendship, and out of love and loyalty to Courtney, they all go. At the last minute, Josh’s brother Blake joins the group, making things that much more interesting. All seems to be going well…until they wake up to find that two of them have been murdered. Who did it? Was it a stranger or one of them? What was their motive? How did they get away with it? As the mystery unfolds, loyalties are questioned and a surprising relationship develops. Mackenize knows she didn’t do it, but someone she knows did. Who can she trust? This book has gotten some sketchy reviews and I gotta tell you, I don’t get it. The writing wasn’t perfect, but it more than good enough, and I don’t think it was trying to be literature (by the by, I’m not dissing YA because I love YA, I’m just saying there is YA that is trying to be lit, and YA that’s not. That context matters when judging the quality of a book). It’s a YA mystery, and a pretty darn good one at that. The pacing was good, the romantic subplot is very well done and adds a lot to the overall story, and I changed my mind about the guilty party several times (though I never thought it was Blake). I will admit, I didn’t like the ending. It seemed to wrap up too quickly, and I’m not a fan of cliffhangers when it’s not a series. I don’t like having major questions that will never be answered. Overall, a really entertaining YA mystery that held my interest. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
When a book with a promising synopsis disappoints you, it hurts. The Cabin was supposed to be this murder mystery but honestly even at the start, I could tell it was not going to be good. The dialogue was stilted, making me wonder how and why the teens are talking like characters in a poorly made slasher flick. Then the writing was pretty bad, too, and I was stuck reading this quasi-mystery romance (that I didn't ask for but got nevertheless; nothing makes love bloom like the idea of imminent death) that wasn't setting up a mystery as intended. There is no build up, too many red herrings (if you could call it that), too many cliches (anonymous texter much?) and too less of actual hunting for the killer. The characters - well, they weren't properly constructed either, just a bunch of cliches thrown together. The protag and her love interest were boring - she wants to see the best in this mysterious bad boy, and he is growing a heart. The police are incompetent (that one is expected for a mystery) and the lead detective idea of investigation is to seem eccentric but really just keeps accusing the suspects with "is that why you killed them". Mid-way through, I ditched my interest and speed read towards the end. Speaking of that ending, adding a twist right at the end for sake of a cliffhanger - nope, doesn't work if you haven't put in the effort to build it. Overall, this book was disappointing.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Honestly I really liked this book and it was really good all the way up until the end, which felt like it was just put in there last minute. when I finished I felt unsatisfied, and thinking "what?". I just don't think it's worth the read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The drama ect wa great! Wish we had more of joshes aide to see for ourselfs who he really was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You may not know who,s your friend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The was a very good book, though I've read better I suggest this if up your enjoy thrillers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved reading this but I wish there was more....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awful. A big waste of time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You haven't lived until you've read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book all in one day...I just couldn't put it down. The sad thing is that in the description they forgot the best part, ya know maybe the part about a love story??? Either way it was one of the best books I have read for the most part...the ending is killing me!!!definitely recommend it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it, but how Is The Cellar, Awake, and this book not connected in anyway? I haven't read Awake either but just from the covers they looked connected in some way. ugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible from start to finish!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main charatere is almost 18 and when she goes to the cabin they all get drunk and she has sex with a guy she just mights
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blake stepped into the cabin, a hrin setting on her beautiful features.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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