A WINTER HAUNTING
A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...
MY RATING: 4 STARS
Dan Simmons had me not only questioning Dale's sanity, but also my own while reading this novel. I was confused as to if what he was experiencing was real, or his imagination.
Let me clarify something first, if you are tempted to read this novel, for the love of all that is book worthy, PLEASE read Simmon's Summer of Night first! I did not read Summer of Night first because I didn't realize the two were connected. I am reading Summer of Night now, but well, it would have been helpful if I had known beforehand.
With that said, it was still a pretty good book :)