Book Reviews of Winter Wake

Winter Wake
Winter Wake
Author: Rick Hautala
ISBN-13: 9780446352048
ISBN-10: 0446352047
Publication Date: 5/1989
Pages: 407
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
When a man returns home with his family to aid his ailing father, the spirit of his long deceased high school sweetheart begins to wreak havoc. Creepy atmosphere and character oriented plot. Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Glooscap Island, off the coast of Maine...shrouded in fog...ringed by icy gray water. Here the Carlson family comes home to a tortuously intensifying nightmare - first in the guise of a beautiful but calculating woman, then in the shape of a vengeful wraith with glistening bones...coils of black hair...cold , staring eyes...and a horrifying command of this living world.
Born in violent death not even the long past could bury...molded by a hatred that feeds on the dark, she will haunt John, Julia, and their daughter Bri, in pursuit of the ultimate retribution. For hers is an unholy call of blood for blood that nothing can stop...except the one terrifying price no man...and especially, no woman...can ever pay.
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This was one long book, but that is ok. The writer did an awesome job at holding my interest. This book could have been a horror film. It is not gory or anything like that. Its the spook factor that makes the horror in this book.
Set on an island in Massachusetts. A man and his wife and daughter move in with his father. Things are rocky between them since he left as a teen. Coming back to this lobstering town is a big change for everyone in the family. Use to the city and suburban life. Instead of seeing skyscrapers each day, its the harbor, the fog, the townsfolk. An adjustment in itself, but whats more of an adjustment are the scratchings in the walls, the strange looks people give them as they walk by. The quiet murmurings. Shadows passing by the windows, voices in the night.
Something from the past is coming back for retribution. This man should never have brought his family back to his hometown. The past should have stayed buried.
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Ugh! One of the worst books I ever read. I didn't even finish it.