St. Martin's Press, 9781250015310, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
In Christopher Golden's first horror novel in more than a decade--a work reminiscent of early Stephen King--Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.
The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.
Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as---tonight---another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he's 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 on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.
As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.
Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is the best work of his career and a standout supernatural thriller. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind is rooted deeply in classic storytelling. Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is both his breakout book and a standout supernatural thriller.
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Praise For Snowblind: A Novel…
“It will bring a blizzard to your bones (and your heart) even in the middle of July. Throw away all those old 'it was a dark and stormy night' novels; this one is the real deal.” —Stephen King
“Great fodder for a dark and snowy night.” —Booklist
“An ethereal and nightmarish contemporary fairy tale . . .” —David S. Goyer, screenwriter, The Man of Steel
“Read this and you'll never again peer through windswept snow without wondering what's behind it, I promise you.” —Michael Koryta
“Horror fiction is starting to make a comeback. If that's true, writers like Christopher Golden are a big part of the reason.” —George R. R. Martin
“This is why people should lock their doors at night. Superb!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Extinction Machine
“May remind readers of classics like King's Salem's Lot and Straub's Floating Dragon... fast-paced, suspenseful, and intense.” —Dan Chaon, author of Stay Awake
“A ghosthouse thrillride in the shape of a snowstorm, within the confines of a book. A great read for a winter night, or any night.” —John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In