Mira’s on her way home to New Jersey from her elite west coast art high school when winter weather forces her flight to land early. It’s the anniversary of her aunt’s death so she’s desperate to get home. She doesn’t want her mom to spend Christmas alone and in mourning.
Her desperation leads her to accept a ride with a group of equally desperate travelers who should all probably know better than to try driving through the mountains during a blizzard. But the weather is the least of her problems when wallets and phones start disappearing and the passengers start to seem less than trustworthy.
Mira begins to worry for her safety, especially when she starts to suspect one of the strangers might not be a stranger after all.
Five Total Strangers is a tense thriller that pulled me in and kept me invested through it’s quick 300 pages.