In Christopher Golden's first horror novel in more than a decade--a work reminiscent of early Stephen King--Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.
The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.
Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as---tonight---another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he's starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy's father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.
As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.
Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is the best work of his career and a standout supernatural thriller. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind is rooted deeply in classic storytelling. Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is both his breakout book and a standout supernatural thriller.
Gee, I wonder if it's rooted in classic storytelling. Who writes this stuff?
Many holes in the plot
It's o.k. but just that. I forced myself to read the last 40 pages or so. There are many holes in the plot and, without giving anything away, I found myself asking.. but how did they end up in this house when they were snowed-in in this other house? Etc... I bought it because Steven king wrote a little blurb about it but honestly it's not worth more than a few bucks. Just oK
Stayed up late
I can't remember the last time I looked up from a book, riveted, to discover it was 3:30 am. Golden's novel has several lovely turns of phrase even as he creeps you out with an entirely original plot, and characters you actually care about. Even the last two paragraphs of the book had me wondering which way to interpret the ending. Sequel? With global warming, there's got to be another snowstorm on the way.