The New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell returns with a simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable.
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.
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I loved this book & found it difficult to put down from page one. The only reason I withheld a star is due to what I feel was a rushed ending.
I loved this book, it was just as creepy and mysterious as her others but a different kind of story. I wish it had been longer!
Suspenseful and Quick Read
The Winter People is definitely a suspenseful read that’s hard to put down once you’ve begun. There’s plenty of intrigue, murder, and ghosts.
This is not a book you’ll regret reading, though you may be left wanting for more. Perhaps the character with the most depth and background is the focus of the book, Sara, while you’re simply provided glimpses into the history or inner workings of the others.
Though sometimes such books make for the best reads, because they live on undefined in your imagination.