Saturday, October 6, 2018
WHITE DEATH by Christine Morgan
WHITE DEATH is published through Bloodshot Books, a great indie horror publication. You guys should really check them out. This is my first time reading Christine Morgan. She is a brilliant author who can write stories that burrow underneath your skin and sends shivers down your spine.
WHITE DEATH is a shocker. I had to re-read a certain part in this book because I just couldn't believe my eyes. I couldn't believe what I was reading. I've read quite a few books this year, but there's a scene in WHITE DEATH that I just can't get over. It was a really tough scene to read through. I was biting my nails the whole time.
Anyways, where was I? Oh, yeah... so this blizzard hits unexpectedly in Far Enough in the Montana Territory. By the way, WHITE DEATH is set in the winter of 1888. Something else has arrived with the blizzard. Something sleek and savage and hungry. Wild animal or vengeful spirit from native legend, it blends into the snow and bites with sharper teeth than the wind. You don't want to be caught out in this blizzard, but people are stranded. That's what makes this book so good. You are rooting for the characters and the savage creatures.
It starts off kind of slow, but then it picks up steam, becoming a tour de force. I was on the edge of my seat the entire second half of this book. It's very disturbing at times. Christine Morgan's writing makes you feel like you're right there with the characters. You feel what they feel. It's one experience I'll never forget. WHITE DEATH hits on all cylinders.
I'm definitely going to read WHITE DEATH again this winter. If you dig Native American legends, then you will absolutely love this book. It's one helluva nail-biter. Christine Morgan knocks this one out of the park.