STARRED REVIEW
January 21, 2014

Secrets under the snow

By Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden’s Snowblind is a supernatural thriller that transcends the ghost story genre. While this spooky story will not disappoint readers who relish all things creepy, Snowblind is also a well-observed tale populated by a cast of characters whose Recession-era lives are portrayed with poignant authenticity, offering up a 21st-century landscape of tract homes, strip malls and fast food joints inhabited by ordinary folks.

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Christopher Golden’s Snowblind is a supernatural thriller that transcends the ghost story genre. While this spooky story will not disappoint readers who relish all things creepy, Snowblind is also a well-observed tale populated by a cast of characters whose Recession-era lives are portrayed with poignant authenticity, offering up a 21st-century landscape of tract homes, strip malls and fast food joints inhabited by ordinary folks.

Not surprisingly, given Golden is an award-winning, best-selling author of novels including The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town and The Ferryman, his latest effort will grab readers from its opening pages, where a contingent of residents of the small New England town of Coventry are devastated by a deadly blizzard.

After portraying the effects of the past storm, Golden then deftly fast-forwards 12 years, to find Coventry once again about to be snowed in. But this time, the chilling winds and falling snow are accompanied by a horrifying, communal sense of déjà vu for all those who lost loved ones in that first icy Armageddon. For TJ, Allie, Jacob, Joe and Doug, this latest blizzard conjures far more than bad memories.

Alternately redemptive and unnerving, Golden’s Snowblind will hold readers in its icy grip to the very last page, which offers up one last, unexpected and devastating literary chill. 

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Snowblind

Snowblind

By Christopher Golden
St. Martin's
ISBN 9781466840904

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