Winter Haven

Winter Haven

Book - 2008
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Thirteen years ago, Siggy Gamble ran away from home never to be found--until his body washes ashore on the tiny island of Winter Haven off the coast of Maine. Now his sister, Vera, travels north to claim the body, and finds herself tangled in the impossible.

Her brother hasn't aged a day since last she saw him. Determined to uncover the cause of Siggy's mysterious end, Vera soon learns there are many secrets haunting the island. Hemmed in by unearthly fog, distrusted by the locals, and forced to rely on the enigmatic owner of a grand but dilapidated mansion poised on a rocky cliff, will Vera's desperate questions lead to answers, or will her story become yet one more dark Winter Haven legend?
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2008
Characteristics: 333 p. : map ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780764201646 (alk. paper)
0764201646 (alk. paper)


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Librarian_Deb Jan 30, 2017

Like Vera, the main character of this book, I was completely taken in by it's mysterious supernatural occurrences and couldn't put it down until the truth had been uncovered. Vera is startled out of her workaholic existence by a phone call from an islander off the coast of Maine saying that they have found the body of her brother--the brother that disappeared when Vera was just a child. Vera goes on a quest to claim his body and bring it home--but becomes immersed in the mystery of the island where he died, and the mystery of his death. Dickson weaves a skillful tale that shows our perceptions may not always lead us to a true vision of reality. I definitely recommend this one for when you are in the mood to savor a intricately told story.

May 10, 2012

Suspense at its best! Could not figure this one out, almost read the last page before I was done.. and I never do that. Dickson writes for an intelligent audience, nothing is dumbed down. You'll want to read it in one sitting.


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