Snowblind

Snowblind

Book - 2014
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ONE SMALL, NEW ENGLAND TOWN IS TAKEN BY STORM--
AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME.
Once upon a time, Coventry weathered a horrific blizzard, one that left many people dead--and others mysteriously lost. Twelve years later, the town is still haunted by the snow that fell that one fateful night...and now a new storm is on the way.
"A fun, bone chilling thriller."-- Boston Globe

Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns the little brother he lost in the storm and, this time, he will see another boy go missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning, whose wife was never found after she wandered into the whiteout, is starting over with another woman--and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy...and the boy's father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way onthe other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call--from a man who died twelve years ago. Old ghosts are trickling back to life as a new threat rolls in. Could it be that this storm will be even more terrifying than the last?
"Horror fiction is starting to make a comeback...writers like Christopher Golden are a big part of the reason."--George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Game of Thrones
"A ghost-house thrill-ride...A great read for a winter night, or any night."--John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c2014
ISBN: 9781250057877
Branch Call Number: Pbk GOL

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JackieStuts
Aug 12, 2016

This is my first Christopher Golden novel, and now I am looking for more. A great horror story without all the gore. A fast read.

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LoveChild60
Jul 14, 2016

This is my second Christopher Golden novel. I still like Dead Ringers the best, but this book started good and was good to the end. I'll definitely see winter storms a lot different from now on. Happy Reading!

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joeII
Dec 03, 2014

I really like this novel quite a lot.
it was uniquely conceptual
horror, ghosts, demons, wraiths,
spirits reincarnation and possession, however the elemental aspect (the winter
during blizzards being the
qualifier), made a common
subject matter a lot more
interesting....scary but not
overall 'really' frightening.
excellent winter reading if you
like a traditional horror cozy.

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gusmcrae
Nov 20, 2014

I really, really, REALLY liked the first part of the book. It was super atmospheric, with a huge blizzard bearing down on a New England town. The story is an ensemble-style tale, which I usually enjoy. Several folks mysteriously die during the storm. 12 years later a new storm is blowing in and the ghosts of those lost seem to be returning.

I read a review of the book, which commented on how many horror stories often lose their energy once the reveal of the "bad guy" happens. And unfortunately, this is the case with "Snowblind." The author has created potentially interesting bad guys, but there's not a whole lot of explanation about them. And the end of the book moves at such a fast pace, that it's over before you know it. To top it off, the author throws in a "twisty" ending that just kind of left me disappointed.

Great premise, but overall the delivery just didn't live up to what I was hoping for.

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warriorcatdance
Jun 22, 2016

Keenan gritted his teeth against the cold and shook his head. It was a stupid idea and the semantics didn't make a damn difference. Even if a bear had come hurtling out of the storm and crashed into his car as he drove by, there would be some evidence of its presence. Blood. Fur. Tracks. Unless the bear had wings, it hadn't been a bear.

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