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Winter Wake

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When John Carlson moves with his wife and stepdaughter, Brianna, to his hometown, Brianna makes friends with mysterious Audrey, and strange things begin to happen. Then John realizes Audrey is the high school girlfriend he murdered many years before--the girlfriend who has returned for blood!
Mass Market Paperback, 407 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Warner Books (NY) (first published May 1989)
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I read this book after learning of the recent death of the author as I had it downloaded for a while. I wish I had kept it downloaded. This was a big disappointment. Poorly written, overlong and cliché-ridden, with characters that are just plain annoying, it soon became a chore to finish. It read like it was written by a student trying to break into the business while employing a lesser version of every device they had ever come across while reading much better horror stories. On top of all that...more
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Rick Hautala, Winter Wake (Warner, 1989)

During the eighties, Rick Hautala was touted by the in-crowd as the next Big Thing in horror fiction; Fangoria even predicted Hautala would be the next Stephen King. But Hautala's meteoric descent into obscurity as the decade turned could be predicted by anyone who knows the unwritten (until now) rule of horror fiction blurbs: the more obscure the previously-famous blurb writer for an author, the more likely it is that the blurbed will make the same descen...more
I read this book as a teenager in Pago Pago, AS where I bought the book from a great store there called Transpac. The story is about a family who returns home only where the husband/ father becomes haunted by something from his past. It has been 18 years since I read this book and closed it and so I'm not really familiar with the plot anymore except I know it was an okay book. Not really up there with King and Koontz and Barker but oh well. Enjoy!!!
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AKA A.J. Matthews

Rick Hautala has more than thirty published books to his credit, including the million copy, international best-seller Nightstone, as well as Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has also published four novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His more than sixty published short stories hav...more
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