26 Feb

Doubleday a division of Random House
First Edition hardcover 2014 – 314 pages
Paranormal fiction

This book is a creep-fest. Or at least that’s what other reviewers say. More or less.

This is a book about death and the grief it invokes and the things people do, out of that grief, to make their dead loved ones not dead. The Winter People or the ‘Sleepers’, as they are called, are dead souls stuck between here and there. Waiting.

Dr. McMahon drags us along for the better part of the first ¾ of the book between then (1908) and now (present day); between those people and these people so abruptly, that I just couldn’t get comfortable with any of the characters or their storyline.

I didn’t want to keep reading but I did because I really wanted to like this book. As I hit a little past half way through, the storylines began to merge into something of a page turner where it began to get my attention. Maybe that was the problem. It didn’t get my attention soon enough.

This is a Third Person narrative with a First Person telling the story within that Third Person’s account. Or is it the other way around? If that isn’t confusing enough, the characters are one dimensional with not enough information given for any of them to even make this story plausible.

There’s a very old haunted house, a ghost here and there, and a dark woods that connects the past with the present. I suppose this kind of fright-factor appeals to some, but it was such a choppy telling, that I doubt I will read anything else by this author.



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