Reviews of Dead of Winter (2011)
Review by johnafair (2011-04-29)
Dead of Winter is written almost entirely in epistolary fashion (i.e. as a series of letters), primarily from the point of view of Maria, the young girl abandoned by her mother at Doctor Bloom's strange sanatorium.
If asked, I would have said that this style would be very broken but in this particular case the story flowed so well that I actually finished the book within a very few hours after starting. As seems to match the feel of the new series, this novel verges into horror story territory with its creatures from the sea and possession as an apparently confused Doctor and his Companions desperately attempt to find out what is going on.
(This review refers to the 2011 version titled “Dead of Winter”)