Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Winter People: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
Book: The Winter People
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Narrator (if applicable):n/a
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: From Goodreads.com:
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.
My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: I do believe that this is my favorite Jennifer McMahon book. I have read almost all of hers at this time. I loved this because something about this book reminded me of Steven King's Pet Cemetery.
This one is much more "tame" than some of her other ones, but I am saying that there was something just downright creepier about that tameness.
Source: Publisher for review
Would I recommend? : Already have and it is Sisterhood of the Traveling Book's April Book of the Month
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