Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
Ghost story? Psychological thriller? Creepiest Christmas story ever? It’s hard to know how to feel about this book until the very end (which I will not give away so you, dear reader, can be as freaked out as I was). Let’s just say that “something followed them home from Russia.”
This is the story of Holly. Due to a genetic curse that claimed the lives of her mother and sisters, Holly has preventative surgery to remove her breasts and ovaries. Since she cannot have children of her own she desperately wants to adopt and finds the perfect daughter in Siberia and names her Tatiana. Our story starts Christmas morning of the year Tatiana has turned fifteen. Holly and her husband have overslept and he rushes out to pick up his parents at the airport. A freak blizzard keeps the guests away and Holly and Tatiana spend the day together as things get weirder and weirder. What followed them home from Russia?
Strange strange freaky weird book. But very well done. It will keep you guessing until the final page. Great on audio because you can really pick out the phrases that are repeated over and over again. Hints? Or warnings? You decide…