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.
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: