The novel starts in the small New England town of Coventry during a severe snow storm. Something inside the blizzard led to the deaths and disappearances of eighteen people. Twelve years later and another blizzard of the same magnitude has been forecast, understandably the town's occupants are nervous and frightened that a similar outcome will occur.
Snowblind has been described as reminiscent of early Stephen King, and being a big fan of King's work I can certainly see why. I loved this because it's a story that is character driven, it also doesn't rely on gore to shock and scare like so many horror and supernatural books seem to nowadays. Don't expect to be terrified, it's far more subtle than that but no less enjoyable for it. I liked how we met the characters again and found out how they dealt with their bereavements twelve years on, getting completely wrapped up in the story. So much so that when I glanced up from reading I was almost surprised see there was no snow outside.
I received a copy of this from Netgalley in return for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5
Publication date: 16th January 2014