Monsters don’t really exist, do they? But what if they do…
The Winter People goes back and forth between present day and the early 20th century. West Hall, Vermont is a place where strange things have happened for many years. Sara Harrison Shea lost her young daughter, Gertie, in a horrible accident. She is overcome with grief, and when she discovers a way to bring Gertie back, she can’t resist. Sara quickly discovers that sometimes the dead are better left alone.
Ruthie’s mother Alice has gone missing. While looking for clues, Ruthie stumbles across Sara’s secret diary. Ruthie realizes that maybe her mother wasn’t wrong to insist that she stay out of the woods.
The Winter People is the perfect Halloween read. If you liked this book, you might also enjoy The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.