Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins; and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened. With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer--as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312537401
Call Number: F CROUCH B
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jul 17, 2017

This was a great read! Read it in 2 days couldn't put it down :) I would recommend this book to anyone! I gave it 5 stars

karcoldelharvic5 May 21, 2014

A good Crouch novel. Scary to think of this happening. My only problem was the quick jumping between 1890's and 2009

Apr 19, 2013

Whew! This book is a doozy! Very well written, great characters, great setting. But be warned....it does not end well for ANYONE, including animals! It'a a rough read but I think it was worth it and I will definitely be reading more of his books!

Apr 20, 2011

I enjoyed this book not least because of the creep factor involved! Deliciously scary, and a really fun read.

Jan 24, 2011

A dark dark book. Pessimistic, and without hope. Cruel, fatalistic with no way to alter ones destiny. One has to accept his fate. In the end, it's more than the "Gold" than changes people, it's the belief of people that changes them. This book is a hard read. After a while, you just want to let go and fall into the maelstrom of man's powerlessness for good, and his ever present evil madness.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SFPL

To Top