Publication Date: January 28, 2011
Date Started: July 27, 2011
Date Finished: July 28, 2011
In Faye McCarron’s sleepy New England town of Winter Mill, the snow has arrived a little ahead of season—September, to be exact. But Faye and her best friend Liz are too busy reporting for the school paper to give the sudden chill much thought, especially with two new boys, Lucas and Finn, heating things up. Mercy Morrow, a wealthy heiress, has baffled the community by moving into a remote old mansion in the woods, bringing her charismatic son Lucas with her. And while Finn may be a member of the Black Dogs, a motorcycle gang taking over the streets, Faye can’t help but be intruiged by his gruff, dangerous allure.
Soon, Faye and Liz realize that romance may be the least of their worries. A dead body has turned up in the woods, the Black Dogs are on the prowl, and the snow just won’t stop falling. As the temperature drops and Halloween approaches, the girls must discover the dark and menacing secret at the heart of Winter Mill—before it’s too late...
I bought this book a while ago as I thought it sounded intriguing but it was never at the top of my to-read list. It has been sat on my shelf for months so I finally decided to read it.
If I'm honest I had no motivation to read this at the beginning. Sure it sounds like a really good story but I couldn't help thinking of the other books I have that I can't wait to read. However I kept on reading and I am so glad that I did.
After the first couple of chapters I was very intrigued and wondered how the story would develop. I think the story is pretty well thought out and I really enjoyed reading the book.
I instantly fell for Finn, he's the bad boy and as always I loved him. Even though I do like Lucas' character I couldn't help thinking oh just get out of the way so we can read some more about Finn.
I think Faye is an amazing character, she's really strong and always thought about others before herself. If she thought something needed to be done about something she wouldn't sit around and wait for somebody else to do something, she got up and done something about it and I really loved that about her.
I thought the twist on the love triangle was great. I kind of expected it but that didn't stop me from being surprised and excited tho most of the surprise was yey I was right. I loved all the little hints throughout the book and I couldn't stop making my own little theories up about them. I was constantly guessing what they meant and thinking oohh maybe this links to this and so on. I love books that make me do that and though I could kind of guess these links from the clues I still couldn't stop reading as I wanted to know if what I thought was actually going to happen and that made the storyline more exciting to me.
By the time I got halfway through the book I couldn't put it down, I needed to know how it was all going to end. Were they going to defeat Mercy and save the town, who would Faye end up with and would they find a way to be together.
I really enjoyed this book and I am so excited about the next one in the series, due out in January. I will definitely be getting book two and I think I'll probably have more motivation to pick it up sooner than I did this one.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book and I enjoyed it a lot more that I thought that I would. Yet another series where I am eagerly anticipating the second book.