The Dead of Winter By Chris Priestley
Michael Vyner recalls a terrible story, one that happened to him. One that would be unbelievable if it weren't true! Michael's parents are dead and he imagines that he will stay with the kindly lawyer, executor of his parents' will ...Until he is invited to spend Christmas with his guardian in a large and desolate country house. His arrival on the first night suggests something is not quite right when he sees a woman out in the frozen mists, standing alone in the marshes. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself as he is kept from his guardian and finds himself spending the Christmas holiday wandering the silent corridors of the house seeking distraction. But lonely doesn't mean alone, as Michael soon realises that the house and its grounds harbour many secrets, dead and alive, and Michael is set the task of unravelling some of the darkest secrets of all. This is a nail-biting story of hauntings and terror by the master of the genre, Chris Priestley
My Review: A book that catches your attention as its written in the style you don't see as often and was a nice break from the normal reads. Written in First Person past tense, this novel was filled with mystery and suspense as well as being an interesting read all together.
This book is easy to figure out as far as how the plot will go, it is still a well written and engrossing tail that will keep the pages turning as you follow Michael through his life after the loss of his mother and a move to a complete strangers home takes place. Believable characters and well written plot, I found Chris Priestley to be an amazing author who knows how to capture your attention.