by Ronald Malfi
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Leisure Books Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780843963557
Date: 23 February 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Christmas is for family gatherings, yuletide decorations and joyous caroling. But in Woodson, Iowa, mangled, ghoulish corpses lie strewn across the lawns, screams of pain and agony fill the night, and frightened survivors huddle in a convenience store, a church, and the sheriff's office. Instead of Santa Claus, an evil force from another world has come to visit this small town. A group of holiday travelers are stranded in Woodson. Soon they will become trapped by an unspeakable evil that wants to claim their bodies and souls. Soon they will learn that snow does not melt in Hell. In Woodson, the snow is Hell! From official release/information:
From back of book: When a brutal snowstorm shuts down all the flights in and out of Chicago, Todd Curry and a few other stranded passengers rent a Jeep to drive the rest of the way to their destinations. But along a forested, isolated road, they picked up a disoriented man wandering through the snow. His car wouldn't start and his daughter had vanished. Strangest of all were the mysterious lashes cut into the back of the man's coat, straight down to the flesh...
When the arrived in the nearest town it seemed deserted. Cars sat in the streets with their doors open. Fires burned unattended. But Todd and the rest of the travelers will soon learn the town is far from deserted, for they're being watched...and hunted. Soon they will discover the inhuman horrors that await them.
(Source: Leisure Books)