Waiting on Wednesday: Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Expected Release Date: January 21, 2014

The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards…but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.

Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as—tonight—another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning’s life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.

As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.

(summary via Goodreads)

I actually heard about this one while doing collection development work for the library, but it’s something that is right up my alley. Snow storms are one of my weird fears, and when you add in mysterious beings and disappearances, well…things are going to get scary and intense.  But it’s getting a lot of good buzz, and I could do with a good scare in book-form.  So I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on this one (and then maybe purchasing it for the school library, too).

What are you waiting on this week?

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