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The Winter Over

The Winter Over - Matthew Iden

This was my Kindle First choice for the month of January.

 

The novel takes place at a research station set at the South Pole in Antarctica. During the summer months, the station is filled with staff/scientists, but for much of the year--the long winter--the place is home to a skeleton crew of 40-odd souls. One of those souls is a woman named Cass, who is hoping that wintering over at the station will help her put some distance between herself and a tragedy in her past.

 

Strange things start happening at the station, and soon everyone is on edge. They're essentially cut off from the rest of the world, so they must rely on each other if they are to survive.

 

This was a really well written book, and so very close to a four star read for me, as it was definitely engrossing, and they author really made you feel the sense of isolation that Cass and the rest of the people wintering at the station were suffering. However, a few things kept it at a 3.5 for me. One, while I really liked the main character, Cass, I can't help but wish more of the supporting characters had been fleshed out a bit more. Two, the ending--while exciting--did feel kind of rushed and a tad over the top. And three, I felt the ending was a bit abrupt. Not to say there wasn't a satisfactory conclusion, because there was. I'd have just liked a bit...more.

 

I would definitely read more by this author in the future.