The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon Review

My five star rating streak continues. The Winter People was an awesome read. It rekindled my love for mystery/thrillers. I didn’t know a lot about this going into it, but it blew me away.

A small town called West Hall, Vermont has been struck by mysterious disappearances. Sara Harrison Shea was found dead behind her house in 1908 after the death of her daughter. In present day, Ruthie, Fawn, and their mother Alice live in Sara’s old farmhouse. One night Alice goes missing and while looking for clues Ruthie finds an old diary of Sara’s under the floor boards. Little do they know the diary will bring answers that will change their lives forever.

When I first put this on my tbr I didn’t realize this had a paranormal aspects. I thought it was a plain old murder mystery. The paranormal parts were what drew me in.

The book switches from present day, to past, to sections of the diary. I really loved the diary sections. They piece together so much of the story. The characters were so well developed. I loved each story line. There was magic and folklore involved in subtle ways that left me wanting more. This was a really creepy read and I highly recommend it. I just don’t recommend it after midnight.

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