The Lovely Bones, written by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones was a bestseller several years ago, but it’s never too late to read it. The book tells the story of Susie Salmon, who watches her family and her town cope with her disappearance, in the aftermath of her own murder. The setting is cold and wintry while the climax is icy. The hype is well-deserved even though this book is incredibly popular.
The Winter Garden, written by Kristin Hannah
If you’ have read her much-beloved novel The Nightingale, you must have known that Kristin Hannah is the queen of tugging at heartstrings. And her novel The Winter Garden won’t disappoint you if you are expecting to read about heartache. This novel alternates between past and present, which helps you learn about the lives of two sisters, Meredith and Nina, and their mother’s life in the war-torn Leningrad.
The Child Finder, written by Rene Denfeld
The Child Finder is a haunting and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author Rene Denfeld. It follows private investigator Naomi has a knack for finding missing persons, especially young ones. She is called on by the Culver family, whose daughter named Madison lost in Skookum National Forest three years ago. Searching for clues to Madison’s disappearance, Naomi looks through the wintry landscape at the same time remembering the stories of her own dark past.
The Thirteenth Tale, written by Diane Setterfield
For those who are book fans, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a novel that is anything but cozy. In the book, the life story of the enigmatic author Vida Winter was told by biographer Margaret Lea. Winter’s lauded stories collection is missing the eponymous 13th tale. When Winter unravels her life story for Lea, her mysterious past of Victorian-gothic proportions is revealed.