The Winter People

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Narrator: Kathe Mazur , Cassandra Campbell
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: February 2014
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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The New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell returns with a simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable.

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, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching 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 deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Reviews (3)

Written by Amelia G. on October 27th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A really strong 3 stars. I could nitpick at some of the writing choices that didn’t work for me, but it was overall deeply satisfying and I would recommend it. Wonderfully creepy.

Written by Stephanie Masi on August 29th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always read along as I listen. I couldn't stop with this book. Just when you think you have an idea of what is going on, there is a twist! Excellent read.

Written by Terrie Higley on September 10th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Best Jennifer McMahon book yet! Nicely crafted and well read.

Author Details

Author Details

McMahon, Jennifer

Jennifer McMahon is the author of Dismantled, the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls, and the breakout debut novel Promise Not to Tell. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.