The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon review

West Hl, 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. 

Now, in the present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one more to find that Alice has vanished. In her search 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 into the historical mystery, she discovers that she’s not the only person looking for someone they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.” 

So..where to start…let’s see first off the blurb from USA Today is a lie. It’s not reminiscent of Stephen King. Far from it. It did have some creep factor to it and it had some interesting twists I didn’t see coming but overall it didn’t blow me out of the water like I was hoping it would. I did enjoy reading it and would recommend it. It was a fast read. It’s written in multiple POV’s and goes back and forth from 1908 to present day. It’s doesn’t make it difficult to read though. Jennifer did great job with the transition between the two. 

Overall I rated it a 3/5 🌟

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