Reading a book that’s plot takes place in winter is one of the most cooling things to do in the heat of summer. Because of this I picked up Snow by Ronald Malfi. This is the first Malfi writing that I have read, but was spurred on to do so by friends reviews on Goodreads. Malfi is highly rated by many readers, so I picked up Snow with much anticipation.
Todd is having a fairly crap time of it. Stuck in a Chicago airport as a result of a huge snow storm grounding flights. Todd meets Katie, with whom he decides to drive to Des Moines through the worsening storm. Picking up a further couple of stranded passengers, Katie and Todd set off on a difficult journey.
Whilst driving, a man appears in the middle of the road nearly causing a serious accident. The group pick the man up, and he claims to have lost his daughter. Something seems very, very off, but the group try to help him. The damaged car means that Todd and the others make their way on foot to the nearest town. A town that appears to be completely deserted. It becomes apparent very quickly that the town is far from deserted, and that what is now inhabiting the town is more scary and dangerous than they could have ever imagined.
Oh my, what can I say! This feels like great horror writing. Malfi has fantastic style,but with plenty of substance too. The book reminds me greatly of Stephen King’s The Mist. That’s a huge compliment as The Mist is what I believe a fantastic example of what a true creature feature should be like. The Snow is also a great example of this. It’s a breath of fresh air to read a novel with original monsters. The story does not let up, it’s fast paced and entertaining. Absolute 5 stars! I can’t wait to read more of Malfi’s novels!
****Disclaimer – I purchased Snow by Ronald Malfi with my own money. This is my honest review and all opinions are my own****