Cephalopod Coffee House

It's another edition of the Cephalod Coffee House. The purpose of this meetup is to write about the best book you read in the past month. We meet the last Friday of the month and it's hosted by the Armchair Squid.

I've been MIA for several months now, due to school and life, but I have managed to read a few books in the last two months. I've returned to reading for fun as a stress reliever to a very stressful situation I've gotten myself into. Today, I'm going to tell you about the most recent one.

During one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, the men of Rocky Rhodes, Maine are disappearing. The only thing left of them are splashes of blood across the newly fallen snow. As the storm of the century bears down on the town the residents must work together to uncover the mystery of the woman in white.

The Woman In White is a horror story, but it's also a story about relationships: romantic relationships, friendships, families and the community as a whole. The horror of the titular being pushes the ugliness of some of those relationships to the surface, while also bringing hope to some who feel trapped by their relationships.

It's a quick story, more like a novella than a novel, but the author uses her words to full effect. You can feel the cold and smell the snow. You can see the dense forests of northern Maine and sense the desperation of the characters, and I personally was truly upset at the thought that some of them wouldn't make it out alive. That's who you know it's a good book.

You can find The Woman In White on Amazon.

I'm not the only one writing about my book of the month. You can visit the other people on the list below:



  1. Cool! It brings to mind an older movie I loved as a kid: THE LADY IN WHITE. Do you think they are based off the same story? That one had a ghost who wailed at night, over the loss of her only daughter (who'd been murdered by her teacher at school!). That movie was pretty scary as a kid, but had so many excellent elements of suspense and terror, and friendship and getting through it--the protagonists were middle graders.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm sure there's no relation between the two, but that movie sounds like something I would have loved as a kid.

  2. Whoa! Sounds like fun.

    Welcome back to the sphere, Jennifer. As you say, reading can be a great comfort.

  3. Sounds like a chilling read! And I totally relate to life taking over :) So hard to find time to blog and write! Happy weekend :)


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