Unusual mystery story of a professor's wife's murder. But there are also many sub plots and strange characters. It's hard to put down once you get into the book. Incidentally, it was written by the son of Anne Rice.
In the chill of winter, 3 Atherton University freshmen ar mysteriously drawn together by fate and a coompulsion they cannot comprehend. Snowbound & trapped on campus, the friends find themselves unwilling pawns in the machinations of a malevolent force that has taken hold of Atherton
This story is a wonderful, complex, psychological thriller that quickly sucks you in and keeps you reading. The characters are very nicely developed. The plot moves and drives this story along with unexpected twists and turns. It is a clever, intense tale of young people drawn together by secrets of both the past and present. The ending is both creepy and satisfying.
I had a hard time sticking with reading this book. The insight was good into some of the characters, but I just didn't buy the underlying drivers of the plot. It is an unexpected story; good in that regard - but lacking enough shaping force to get the reader compelled to continue reading. Did not try to compare his writing to his mother's (Anne Rice), but just on its own.
This book was a good mystery - it kept me guessing until the very end. My biggest problem with it was the Gay Eroticism it involved. I'm just not into reading that kind of stuff and I didn't think that the description gave you enough information. Had I known, I probably wouldn't have requested it. I doubt I'll read anymore of his books.
In the darkening chill of winter, three Atherton University freshmen are being mysteriously drawn together by fate, and a compulsion they cannot comprehend. Though they come from vastly differing backgrounds, the college holds the promise of a better life for each of them -- and an opportunity to break away from the anguish and desolation of their former lives.
But the past does not die so easily, and the intricate webs of deceit that they have spun to protect themselves are slowly twisted into shackles that chain them to their doom. Snowbound and trapped on the campus, the friends find themselves unwilling pawns in the machinations of a malevolent force that has taken hold of Atherton -- and all their oldest fears, veiled passions, and secret nightmares are about to come to life in...The Snow Garden.