The Winter People: A Novel
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Amelia Auntie Auntie’s barn Bemises breath Buzz called camera Candace cave chest closet coat coffee couldn’t crackling and popping dark dead Devil’s Hand diary doll door dream egg lady everything eyes face father Fawn asked Fawn’s felt fingers flashlight floor front Gary Gary’s Gertie Gertie’s gone hadn’t hair happened he’d heard hiding imagine inside Katherine keep kitchen knew little girl looked Lucius Martin Mimi Mom’s mother mother’s moved never night O’Rourke okay once pocket pulled Reverend Ayers ring rocks Ruthie asked Ruthie shook Ruthie’s Sara Harrison Shea Sara’s she’d She’s shook her head sister sleeper smell smiled snow snowshoe hare snowshoes someone stared stood sure tell There’s they’d things thought tiny told took town trees turned voice waiting walked wasn’t watched West Hall What’s whispered window woman Woodhaven woods you’re