Friday, May 14, 2021

Review: The Dead of Winter by A.B. Gibson

Author: A.B. Gibson
Publisher: de la Pomme Entertainment
Publication Date:

Four young professionals pick the wrong weekend to visit a popular Pumpkin Patch Bed and Breakfast. It’s the last day of the season, and the weather and the farm are picture perfect. Ma and Pa Winter are the consummate hosts, and they immediately win over Dillon, Tara, Josh and Julia with their homespun authenticity. Like the thousands of other visitors to Winters Farm and Orchard, the four are eager to pick apples and pumpkins and take the challenge of the Giant Corn Maze. But Ma Winter has other plans. A scary moonlight hayride spirals into a frantic twenty-four hours of deception and mayhem, and the group find themselves unwilling participants in a horrific family tradition that could ruin their lives forever.

The Dead of Winter is a quick audiobook that I found on Hoopla.  I was in the mood for a good horror story and I definitely got one.  The story takes place over two days and is set on a farm somewhere in the Appalachian mountains.  Four friends are meeting there for a reunion.  What seems like end of season fall fun, turns out to be more than they bargained for.

I ultimately enjoyed the story.  If you are squeamish about certain things, then you might want to skip this one.  Definitely don't read it while eating.  If you have ever seen the episode "Home" from The X-files, then you will understand what I am talking about.  The characters were kind of cliché, but that just added to the appeal of the story.  It was fun and gross at the same time.  My only real complaint was the audiobook.  It could have used more editing.  I could hear pages being turned and the narrator re-read a parts over.  I do recommend this one.

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