Would you go to Antarctica for nine months, where it would be dark for two-thirds of the time you are there? A place that you would not be able to leave unless it was in an emergency? This is where we meet our characters. They have just spent the past three months in Antarctica and a small group is preparing to stay for the winter, for what is called the “Winter Over.” Most of the people at the base, only forty are staying behind. Just as the summer shift is ending, and most of the people are beginning to leave, one person is found dead outside in the elements.
Cass is asked to assist in the recovery of the body, along with two other people, although it really doesn’t fall in her job description. She was just in the right place at the right time. Cass had decided to spend the winter in Antarctica to get away from her past, something that others there don’t know about her, and it seems that she isn’t the only one hiding from her past, others are too. But what is she running from? As the Winter Over begins, slowly strange things begin to happen at the base. Are these things related to the death that occurred? Or something else?
Although I felt that this story started slow, once everything began to occur, I couldn’t put it down. Who was causing all this to happen? I just had to keep reading to see if my guess was correct.