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Voices in the Snow

(Black Winter #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,088 ratings  ·  336 reviews
Clare remembers the cold. She remembers abandoned cars and children’s toys littered across the road. She remembers dark shapes in the snow and a terror she can’t explain. And then…nothing.

When she wakes, aching and afraid in a stranger’s gothic home, he tells her she was in an accident. He claims he saved her. Clare wants to leave, but a vicious snowstorm has blanketed the
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published November 18th 2019
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

I enjoyed the book. I was just looking for a little bit more of something 🤔

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Tyler J Gray
This was my first Darcy Coates book, but won't be my last! I ended up reading this for 3 reasons. One, it is the January group read for "Creatures, Creatures Everywhere!", two, for the #LadiesFirst20 challenge and three, for the free space in the Cancelathon readathon going on this month.

It starts off with Clare wanting to relax like she normally does on Sundays, with a good book, but it seems cities all over the world are suddenly going quiet. They can't be contacted. Anyone who goes in never c
I'm still kinda new to Darcy Coates. This book was picked as the January group read for (the group) Creatures, Creatures Everywhere. i bought it and began reading a little early. Darcy weaves an original tale full of foreboding and unease. I enjoyed this setting, the huge, empty and creepy old house. i liked the characters and didn't even mind the little bit of romance thrown in. i didn't mind that some things were not fully explained. (view spoiler) ...more
In the cold dark depths of horror where blinding white fear and perpetual nightmare reins, a sinister spread of madness driven by a primal instinct disrupts reality in this highly addictive new novel by Darcy Coates.

Through a veil of snow and ignorance, Clare, unassumingly drives head-on into danger after a phone call from her sister, the contents of which remain a mystery which gently unfolds as the plot, not so gently, reaches a fever pitch.

Whilst a solid, singular and sequential story featur
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jennie Damron
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book on a whim because I wanted something a bit spooky for the season. I have not read this author before and I have to say I am delighted. I loved the characters immediately especially Clare. The story setting around winter time made everything that much more stark and creepy. The sci-fi element was a surprisingly nice touch which surprises me because more often and not that can make a horror book go south for me. In this it added to the scare. It wasn't keep the lights on kind of ...more
Parvati Patil
Get the most recent file with the most recent cover change. If you already own a copy you can update by visiting amazon and searching the menu Your content and devices. I don't know whether the content is different from past editions but the covers have been changing, this one is the most recent.
Wow! Voices In The Snow is absolutely one of my favorite reads by Darcy. Once I was a few chapters in it became impossible to stop reading; but I also wanted to slow it down so it lasted longer!

I'm going to try to do this with no spoilers.
Dorran and Claire quickly became two of my favorite characters from a fiction book. They were unique, quirky and lovable. The story was a new spin on a subject that frequents supernatural fiction. I really enjoyed the authors interpretation.

I personally enjo
Ellen Gail
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, read-in-a-day
3.5 stars. Creative and creepy, it’s a great lazy day read (especially when it’s snowing outside.)
Christine Lamitina
This felt like a huge departure from the author's other books. Which suffice to say, was a huge disappointment. I loved her traditional atmospheric gothic books (The Carrow Haunt, Haunting of Ashburn House) and even her more recent book (Haunted).

In contrast, this read more like a PG-13 romance for the first 60% of the book. Neither of the characters seemed realistic, nor was I invested in their development. Having read in other reviews that the book takes a detour in tone/character around the
Um...hmm. I don't know quite how to explain my feelings on this one.


On one hand I liked the creepy, isolated, post apocalyptic feel of the book. And I also liked the gothic throwback horror vibes the author created- but sadly I felt like some of the elements of the book didn't work for a modern setting, and it felt like I was reading two totally different stories in one.


So on one hand this book IS a post apocalyptic story- with some strange phenome
{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y }

***A Favorite Read of mine in 2019/2020***

4.5 stars.

This is a really great read. Darcy Coates never fails.

I take half a star off though because the twist (view spoiler) didn't really add anything special.
I didn't like it. It would have been better without it.

Also, (view spoiler)
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, kindle
I'm not sure how I feel about this felt a bit disjointed to me and the romance is not to my taste.
I'm not going to go into any detail because spoilers!

I did like it overall but I don't think this is a series for me. Love the cover though!!
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction / Ghost Thrillers
Series: Black Winter, book #1
Publication: November 2019


I enjoy Darcy Coates's writing style - she create the atmosphere (snow blizzard, mysterious stranger, an old haunting mansion). Author steadily builds up dread, so you keep guessing and feel the need to find out what next pages will bring. This story is longer and moves at slower pace than other Darcy Coates's books. Don't think it was wise to make this into long series if it the pace wil
MK ( Makayla)

One of my absolute favorite things about Darcy's books ,besides her epic gothic tales, are her male leads ....alright don't be judging me . By this I DON'T mean this in a " OMG they're so hot and etc etc ..." .

Her male characters are the stuff of dreams ,to me anyways 😂. In Voices of the Snow our hero is Dorran who is the tourtured hero done the RIGHT WAY , he is old fashioned , compassionate , sacrifices his own needs for the sake of others , he ACTUALLY READS , he's chivalrous , kind . He's
Ave Adoberg
I saw the book at the local bookstore and it seemed captivating enough. I didn't mind the first part. The tension between the main characters, how they learned to trust each others to be able to survive and my own curiousness what would be our heroes next step. However, the further in the book the more disappointed I got. On every page there were endless descriptions of inhuman. Was it the author's attempt to create horror or just lack of other ideas, is hard to tell. Also, childish budding love ...more
A good spooky read for when October comes around to those that like to read seasonal books. Wasn't too graphic and suitable for a younger person to read. ...more
Darcy Coates has a talent for writing, I read this in record time, enjoying the style very much. Sadly the plot wasn't to the same standard. Whilst the story brought some creepy moments, on the whole, this was a modern gothic without much mystery. We have a dark brooding stranger, and we have worldwide apocalyptic events, and we learn very little about either. I did enjoy it, there is no denying that, and I wonder if the author has kept all the answers for the rest of the series....

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May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Voices in the Snow gave me real King Misery vibes and I am here for it!!
We start off meeting Clare who is wanting to relax with a good book and unwind but suddenly all the cities in the world go quiet. No one is contactable. Anyone that goes in, doesn’t come out. The cities are a ghost town. Clare panics and decides to bunker down with her sister and aunt but she never makes it there. On her
Becky Stephens
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Darcy Coates is an excellent storyteller, and this book is no exception!

Dropping right into the action, this is a rollercoaster of emotions, with a nice twist toward the end.

The only downside is that I have to wait five months for the sequel. Speaking of which... While this book does have a tidy ending, it certainly leaves the plot open for more action.

I recommend to all fans of horror who also don't mind a bit of romance.
Brenda Feinen
Oct 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Slow slow slow.
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
First thing's first, we must talk briefly about the fact that this book can't keep its cover straight for more than a few months at a time because in the approximate year since it was published (November 2019, as far as I can tell was the earliest publication date listed) it's gone through four entirely different looking covers.

description -> description -> description -> description

Then, bizarrely, it went back to the snow-covered doll cover, even though my personal copy on kindle is still the most recent incarnation with the woman stan
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book fell into my life rather unexpectedly; I bought the second book and didn't realize it WAS the second, so I felt like I had to download the first on Kindle to make up for it. I wasn't even planning on reading it straight away, but I was stuck waiting and bang! I was hooked (at least until a certain chapter in book two, more on that later)

I LOVE zombie style books, but this departs a little from the usual while still giving you the same feels. You aren't even sure WHAT is happening or wh
David Morgan
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What starts out as a creepy haunted house story soon turns into an apocalyptic horror series.
In this one we find Clare, racing to get to her sister during a blizzard only to wake up in a strange room with a strange man and no memory of what happened. Unable to leave what turned out to be an atmospheric Gothic mansion for weeks, Clare and her rescuer Dorran are doing whatever it takes to survive. Clare sees creatures in the shadows but Dorran thinks she's seeing things because he doesn't see them
This was my first time reading this author and I will read everything she writes! This was a rollercoaster that kept me glued to it. It's eerie, creepy and moves quickly. I loved it.

Thank Source Books this copy.

Dawnny Ruby
Novels N Latte
Hudson Valley NY
Robin Bonne
Wow, I really didn’t see that last twist coming.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Different but good

Black Winter was different from what I expect from Darcy Coates, but different can be a good thing! This story unfolded in such a way that I kept guessing about what was going on. Thing is what I kept thinking was nothing compared to what the storyline provided . The plot was gripping , and alive visually. I could imagine the areas of the castle as well as the characters, some of which were to scary to even imagine. The ending was unexpected and leaves me anxious to read the ne
My first September book and i finished it today.
Genre: horror
Book 1 in the Black Winter series
Its dark and creepy so you don't want to read it with the lights off ( flashlight or candlelight), it well also have you double checking the shadows just to make sure their just shadows.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I was so motivated to finish this book it kept me intrigued until the last few chapters. Then its like the author didn't have a clue how to end it. So many ways this book could of gone unfortunately it went South... very disappointed. ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant!
Start to finish, I was captivated by every word. My first read by Darcy Coates and I've got to say she is one hell of a writer. Every scene was finely written and scared my socks off! The characters were realistic, their emotion and feelings expressed in gut-wrenching detail. My goodness. I can't wait for book two.
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Darcy is the USA Today Bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables.

Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a

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Black Winter (4 books)
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