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Set against the backdrop of a historic snowstorm, Snow Escape is the story of one woman’s innocent foray into the world of online dating turned deadly.

Allegra Maxwell is a 30-year old, single school teacher looking for love. Having chosen to use the Internet to meet the opposite sex, she encounters an articulate, prospective beau on the night the biggest blizzard in histor...more
ebook, 242 pages
Published (first published September 29th 2011)
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Dan
Aug 29, 2014 Dan added it
Shelves: mystery
Allegra Maxwell is a 30-year old elementary-school teacher who finds her plans for a Friday evening thwarted by a snow storm that threatens to shut down New York City for the entire weekend. Turning instead to the online dating site she’s recently joined, she begins chatting with a man who’s expressed interest in her. The pleasant conversation soon becomes more threatening than the weather, when the man claims he lives in Allegra’s building, has been stalking here for weeks, and plans to destroy...more
Melissa
Let me begin by saying if you are one of the people who get really wrapped up in a book, so engrossed that you almost feel what the character is feeling, and your husband is out of state, your son isn't home to protect you, you live in New England and it's dark, prepare to not sleep. Just kidding, well sort of! That's what happened to me when reading this story. Roberta Goodman will get you so wrapped up in the story of Allegra and her plight that you'll be double checking your locks, looking ov...more
Majanka
Snow Escape begins by introducing us to Allegra, a single woman in her thirties who works as a teacher and spends her spare time hanging out with friends or looking for possible dates on an online dating site. Ever since things didn’t work out with her ex-boyfriend Danny – he wanted to keep things simple, while she was convinced they had an actual relationship – things in the love department haven’t been working out for Allegra. She went on a couple of dates, but none of those guys sounded relat...more
Curse of the Bibliophile
“Snow Escape” is a Heart pounding thriller that will keep you up at night and its just in time for Halloween.

I’ll think twice before trying online dating after reading this horror story. Allegra Maxwell is just a sweet woman who is looking for love, but after her brief online dating experience she may not even survive to see the light of day. What do you do when your sanity is questioned and you are trapped in your small apartment with a crazy stalker on the loose? Find out what Allegra does in...more
Erik Nelson
Feb 20, 2014 Erik Nelson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Rear Window, North By Northwest, Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo. What made this classic thrillers so classical and so thrilling? I personally believe it was the touch of Alfred Hitchcock. Ever since Hitchcock became known in the mainstream, many people have tried to replicate his style in movie making and even literature. In the case of Roberta Goodman's "Snow Escape", Hitchcock has been perfectly translated into literature. Like many people these days, hopeless romantic Allegra Maxwell decides t...more
Trevor Kidd
Roberta Goodman's novel Snow Escape is a real page turner of a mystery, but it could use some tweaking in the character development and writing style.

After about 25 pages in, Snow Escape becomes a real page turner. I seriously couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next. Goodman puts in several good red herrings that throw the reader off. I also wondered several times whether Goodman's protagonist, Allegra Maxwell, was a reliable narrator, or if she was not totally sane.

On...more
Dee
This was such a simple story, but quite chilling. Being trapped in an apartment building during a blizzard and being stalked by an unknown person, creepy tenants and a murder, this book left me with goose bumps.

Allegra is a young, single woman living alone in an apartment within a large apartment complex. Arriving home early from work because of the threat of an approaching blizzard, she prepares herself to be stuck home for the weekend. After checking her email and responding to a message fro...more
Reanna
Roberta Goodman's Snow Escape was based around Allegra Maxwell, a single teacher, who's innocence is portrayed and threatened during a massive snow storm in New York.

Being a single woman, she feels the need for companionship. So she meets other single men through an online dating shop that she attempts to date. But after her relationship with "Danny", her ex, she doesn't seem to find the right person. But after coming home from her class that was cut short because of the snow storm, she sees a...more
Ioana
Snow Escape is exactly the kind of novel I think would make a great thriller. Something like The Resident, if that movie were half decent.

Allegra, the main character, is a school teacher who lives in Brooklyn, NYC. Even when she was being whiny, I liked her. Because as annoying as her lamentations were, she’s was a very real, fleshed-out character. A lonely woman, innocent and a bit too naive for her own good, with insecurities and problems just like anyone else. And when push came to shove, she...more
Nilsa
Snow Escape starts off introducing us to Allegra Maxwell, a single school teacher who turns to an online dating site in hopes of meeting Mr. Right. In the beginning of the book I found myself drifting back and forth because I wished the author wrote it in the Allegra's P.O.V, instead of writing it in the third person omnipotent...it felt kind of boring...I wanted to experience what Allegra was feeling, instead of being told how she felt.
BUT as I read on, I found myself wrapped in the story and w...more
Roberta Goodman
May 26, 2012 Roberta Goodman added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-novel
Up until now, I've been reluctant to review my own work and I still won't, but I've decided to say a few words about it. The premise for Snow Escape came to me and I was powerless to fight it. I experienced an overwhelming inspiration to write this story. In fact, my fingers typing the words couldn't keep up with the thoughts that were flowing from my brain. I'm proud of the job I did writing it. Some readers might agree, others might disagree. Opinions are always going to be subjective, that's...more
Carmen Knight
This book is absolutely wonderfully well written by a talented writer. The Story consist of an Erie feel of a well known familiar fear we all face when putting personal information online, much less when meeting a new person online or in chat rooms. The Novel takes a twists as she learns more of her stalker and is forced to questioned her own sanity. Under a snow storm she is forced to hide from her stalker, one of her neighbors gets killed. She later finds out this person is from her past. I wo...more
Jessica
Loved the premise, suspenseful, stuck inside a building during a snowstorm, possibly with your
"stalker" in the next apartment, and...downhill from there. Too out there, too many loose ends which were woven together even though they didn't fit...I really wanted to enjoy it, but it just wasn't that great.
Stephanie
You can see my review here: http://www.beautybrite.com/2011/10/sn...
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