Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Winter People

The Winter People
Jennifer McMahon
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Pages: 336 | ISBN: 978-0-385-53849-7

Idgie Says:
This is one creepy story.  It reiterates what The Monkey's Paw and Pet Semetary state - it's not good to bring the dead back to life, they can be "different".

The book jumps back and forth between the past and the present, but the focal point location stays the same.  There's magic in the woods and it's not the good kind.  The magic works hand in hand with anger, loneliness and revenge.

There was one point in the book, that to me, had too many loose ends to have a satisfactory answer, but again, this is fiction and sometimes you just need to go with the story and enjoy the ride. It's a creepy creepy book and never again will I leave a closet door slightly ajar, or even walk next to a cave opening.  

Read it in the daylight.  With the doors and windows locked.  Perhaps put a chair in front of the closet.  


Book Description:
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.

You can read an excerpt HERE: