The Winter People
Here we go again! Another horror/mystery book just in time for the arrival of fall! This seems to be a genre that's peaked my interested as of late, and I must say I'm kinda digging it!
Every town has its share of horror stories, from gruesome murders to mysteriously abandoned houses, but for West Hall, Vermont, it's mysteries and legends are seriously spooky!
Every mother and daughter share a unique bond, some more powerful than others. When little Gertie goes missing only to be found deceased at the bottom of an old well Sara, her mother, is completely shattered and broken. She spends countless days sequestered to her bed and heavily medicated. But, just when Sara’s husband begins to think there’s no hope, Sara begins to show signs of improvement. Little does he know, his wife has a secret and it involves their dead daughter... some people can never let go.
Flash forward to present day and Sara's hold farmhouse is now occupied by Ruthie, Fawn and their somewhat eccentric mother, Alice. Alice abruptly, and mysteriously, disappears from home one evening leaving Ruthie to pick up the pieces and unravel the secrets of the past...her past.
If only Sara knew how much her decisions would impact the lives of those after her.
I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was the kind of read that sucked you in and kept you up late into the night. It was finished, cover to cover, in less than 24 hours.
The premise of this book is unique and the characters well developed. It was like being on scavenger hunt, looking for the weapon, the room and the person responsible for the crime. There were clues shrouded in mystery, never giving away more than the reader needed to eventually put all the pieces together.
So, if I loved this book so much why did I give it only 4 starts, or in my case books? Well, the ending. It was...predictable. I wish there would have been a bit more of a twist. Granted, there was somewhat of a twist when the reader finally learns what really happened the night of Sara's death, but I wanted more. Maybe that makes me a bit selfish, but a reader is allowed to expect the best!
I highly recommend The Winter People if you are looking for an engaging read that keeps you guessing! There's a reason why it's currently in the top 20 best seller list!
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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