The Dead of Winter
Michael Vyner recalls a terrible story, one that happened to him. One that would be unbelievable if it weren't true! Michael's parents are dead and he imagines that he will stay with the kindly lawyer, executor of his parents' will ...Until he is invited to spend Christmas with his guardian in a... show more
Michael Vyner recalls a terrible story, one that happened to him. One that would be unbelievable if it weren't true! Michael's parents are dead and he imagines that he will stay with the kindly lawyer, executor of his parents' will ...Until he is invited to spend Christmas with his guardian in a large and desolate country house. His arrival on the first night suggests something is not quite right when he sees a woman out in the frozen mists, standing alone in the marshes. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself as he is kept from his guardian and finds himself spending the Christmas holiday wandering the silent corridors of the house seeking distraction. But lonely doesn't mean alone, as Michael soon realises that the house and its grounds harbour many secrets, dead and alive, and Michael is set the task of unravelling some of the darkest secrets of all. A nail-biting story of hauntings and terror by the master of the genre, Chris Priestley.
Publish date: October 3rd 2011
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Suspenseful and engaging, adults can enjoy Dead of Winter almost as much as a teen reader would. No profanity, sexual content, or over-the-top violence makes it a good choice for YA supernatural that never forgets its target audience.
Yikes! This one creeped me out. Didn't make it too far before I realized I was more likely to pee my pants then enjoy myself. Since that seemed a little too embarrassing I figured I would give it a rest.
When I was younger, I used to read lots of horror novels. The first time I raided my parents' bookshelves, I took Stephen King's Firestarter (which I enjoyed) and a German copy of Pet Sematary (that didn't work out so well – my German vocab just wasn't up to the task). I'm much more of a wimp now an...
I really went into this book reading it from the perspective of a juvenile. This book was wonderful, creepy and best of all, clean! It was able to be creepy enough with using no real violence and focosing on "scenery". Absolutely a fantastic book that I know I will be purchasing for my 10 year old n...
The beginning of the novel throws the reader straight into the story, with Michael’s mother dead and Michael being forced to move in with Sir Stephen – someone Michael’s dad once saved from death - at Hawton Mere. We see Michael move in to the mansion, and then the creepy stuff starts to kick off. C...