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Winter Ghost by Don Meyer
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Jul 24, 2011

did not like it
Read in July, 2009

Start with a frozen naked woman "looking" in the window of a vacation home, hands on the glass. Call it an accidental death. Add in reports of an unknown woman visiting the home on subsequent weekends. Season with two more couples dying after visiting the home, a sheriff new to the small nearby town (one Tom Monason), several deputies, and a bar owner, and you have, in addition to a ghost story, the makings of a murder mystery.

Winter Ghost attempts such a recipe, and a promising one it is. It never seized my interest, unfortunately, due to thin characterization and plotting, and to comprehensive stylistic infelicities. That's a shame, because Mr. Meyer's other book reviewed on this site, The Protected Will Never Know, the memoir of a soldier during the Vietnam conflict, was excellent. Of the two books, the second one is most definitely recommended.

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