The Winter People

Publisher: Anchor Canada
"Crisp, mysterious and scary.... The Winter People has a consistently eerie atmosphere, and some of its darker supernatural flights are reminiscent of Stephen King." USA Today
     Set in West Hall, Vermont, The Winter People weaves together the stories of two families living a century apart: Sara, a bereaved young mother in 1908, desperate to find solace after the sudden death of her little girl; and Ruthie, a young woman living in the same town, present day, who wakes up one morning to discover that she and her sister are alone--their mother, who never strays far, has gone missing. In this small New England town steeped in myth and superstition the lives of these women are drawn closer and closer by a fateful choice and long held secrets.


Praise for The Winter People:

   • "One of the year's most chilling novels. She melds the mystery genre with the supernatural for a psychological thriller that is as scary as it is enthralling." The Miami Herald 

   • "I don't believe in ghosts. At least that's what I kept telling myself as I read The Winter People. I also don't need to sleep with the lights on. I told myself that, too. But I was whistling past a graveyard--or, in this case--past a Vermont landscape that is authentic and recognizable and still altogether chilling. The Winter People is terrifying--everything you could want in a classic ghost story." Chris Bohjalian, author of The Light in the Ruins