The Snow Witch
A Portsmouth Novel
A woman on the run arrives in a British seaside town, a refugee from a horrifying past. Trapped by a freak blizzard, she finds unexpected kindness from the locals – except for one man who seems hellbent on possessing or destroying her. Unable to leave the icebound city, she is drawn into the lives of its people, whose stories force her to face her own cruel past.
What is she running from? What dark secret does she carry with her? – And how can she escape it if she won’t acknowledge it exists?
The Snow Witch is a tale of loss, love, murder, obsession and witchcraft, rich in magical scenes that delight, horrify and intrigue.
‘A haunted and haunting book, infused with humanity at its rawest.’ – Andy Paciorek, Folk Horror Revival
‘…weaves folklore and magic in such a natural way, as to make you believe and want magic like this in your everyday life…’ – Grainne Rhuad, Subversify.com
‘Beautifully realised… Wingett places descriptions on the page as an artist adds images to canvas’ – Mark Norman. Author and creator of The Folklore Podcast
‘…loads to love here: the music, the magic, the archetypes, the seriousness of intent… exquisite in philosophy, pitch and pace.’ – Dr Alison Habens, Author, Lifestory
“It’s not very often one gets to read a book that is a highly literary fantasy. The Snow Witch takes you beyond genre writing with delicate literary poise, while combining two worlds; one of mysticism and witchcraft, the other of startling realism… Edge of your seat all the way, the book is remarkably refreshing in this writer’s exploratory view of artistic presentation in modern fantasy.” – Karla Fetrow, book reviewer.