For the life of me, I really wish I could remember what site or person recommended the Winter People to me, because I want to thank them, as it was a refreshingly good read. Pet Sematary is one of my favorite Stephen King novels and this story plays with similar themes but places it in more of a historical and feminist context. The story takes place over 100 years and can switch times without warning, which I found a bit disorienting at first. You get used to it and it is an issue only in the early part of the book.
One of the worries I have with horror/thriller novels is, will they be able to stick the landing and have a satisfying conclusion to the story? I was a bit worried about 3/4 of the way through that plot threads would be forgotten but the author does a nice job of tying everything up. What I really enjoyed was the looks into how women were treated in the late 19th/early 20th century and contrasting (or in some cases how it remains similar) to today’s society.
The character of Auntie is one I would have loved to have seen explored more. A part Native American woman who was extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled in a number of areas (including as a doctor and a witch) yet was treated as a pariah by her town is a story I would absolutely read.
This was a fun, enjoyable read that I would suggest picking up