The Winter People

The Winter People

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.

Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning 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 that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Title:The Winter People
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385538497
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    The Winter People Reviews

  • Delee

    For me the difference between a 4-star book and a 5-star book is usually the ending- and Jennifer McMahon's THE WINTER PEOPLE lost a star in the final pages...but a 4-star read is nothing to complain ...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars**In 1908, Sara Harrison Shea lost her daughter through very tragic circumstances. Unsurprisingly, Sara was racked by grief and unable to move forward. She would do anything to bring her da...

  • Debra

    4.5 starsWest Hall, Vermont is a town where people go missing without explanation. This remote small town has it secrets and wants to keep it that way. The most mysterious secret is that of Sara Harri...

  • Melissa

    This is the quintessential Halloween read. It checks all of the required boxes - spooky, atmospheric, dark, eerie and full of old legends.West Hall, Vermont is a little town with big history. There's ...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    Seriously people..these characters need to read more Stephen King. If they had read "Pet Sematary" they would have known that you just don't mess around trying to bring back the dead. Granted, Mr. ...

  • Gabby

    First 5 star book of 2021!!!I loved this book so much, I'm obsessed. This book has MAJOR Pet Semetary vibes, dare I say I even enjoyed this book more than Pet Semetary. This book has two timelines, on...

  • Amalia Gkavea

    "Sometimes they're angry. They hate being stuck." This was one of my most anticipated scheduled reads for the year. It felt appropriate for the beginning of the winter, since November calls for sto...

  • MarilynW

    The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Käthe Mazur (Narrator)For the first half of the book, I was hooked on the story, gory as it was for both humans and anim...

  • Julie

    The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon is a 2014 Doubleday publication. It’s that time of year when I find myself in the mood for a creepy tale of horror. Normally, I pull out an old favorite, like P...

  • Patrice Hoffman

    Every once in a while you're just in the mood for a good ghost story. A story that involves a small town desperately trying to keep its secrets, myths, and folklore hidden. These type of stories are a...