The Winter People is by Jennifer McMahon. Horrible secrets exist in the small town of West Hall, Vermont. The town has a history of mysterious deaths and disappearances. The most famous is that of Sara Harrison Shea, found dead behind her house just months after the death of her young daughter in 1908. Sara supposedly knew a way to bring the dead back to life, which she recorded in her journal. Only she ripped out the pages with the treacherous secret recorded on them and hid them in her home before she died and no one has been able to find them. In the present day, Ruthie, her younger sister and mother live in Sara's old house. She knows nothing of Sara or her death until the day her mother disappears and she finds a copy of Sara's journal while searching her mother's bedroom. Her search for her mother sets off a string of events which culminate in one horrifying night in the woods near the Devil's Hand.
Ratings: Adult - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).