The Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon
If you are in the mood for a creepy ghost story, look no further!
Review: 19-year-old Ruthie lives an isolated life in rural Vermont with her mother and younger sister Fawn. They make their home beside Devil's Hand, a rock formation with a dangerous history, and dark and spooky woods. Many people have disappeared in the woods, and one day Ruthie wakes up and her mom is missing too.
The novel switches between present day and the past, between Ruthie in the present and Sara Harrison Shea in 1908 and her daughter Gertie (who died too young) who reportedly knew the way to create a "sleeper" and bring the dead back to life.
The stories are expertly woven together and the mood is sufficiently chilling! Don't read this one right before bedtime.
You can read my review of another one of McMahon's novels, The One I Left Behind, here.
Out of all of her novels, I recommend The Island of Lost Girls.