Winter Road by Kristina Rienzi

Winter Road by Kristina Rienzi


The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  3.9  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

On the heels of a bad breakup, Amelia Montgomery heads home for the holidays. Her hometown is a far cry from the metropolis where she lives now, but not nearly far enough away from Jake Grayson.

Amelia’s family festivities turn terrifying when a distraught Jake shows up uninvited on the Montgomery’s doorstep. Jake will not stop until he possesses Amelia; one way or another, she will be his.

In a chilling nightmare, one man’s obsession is so evil, it’s deadly. Amelia must fight for her life, and the lives of those she loves most, in the only place she’s ever called home…WINTER ROAD.


Genre:  Mystery, Thriller

Series:  n.a.

Length:  76 pages

Release date:  2015-12-21



After the holidays, when things settled down, I’d tell everyone the truth. Jake Grayson didn’t end up being at all what he seemed, or had promised. Sure, he was striking, wealthy beyond measure and, as far as he had said, madly in love with me. I shouldn’t have complained, and I wasn’t any longer.

It was finally over between us.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Amelia Montgomery, driving home for Christmas after her breakup with Jake Grayson.

With Winter Road, Kristina Rienzi has created a thrilling novella. It is a compelling read, playing with the peaceful Christmas versus dangerous lunatic topic. Kristina Rienzi draws the reader closer to Amelia while the story evolves. I was drawn rather close to the Montgomery family. Amelia’s character is of sufficient depth, the events are chilling. Most of the story happens in one day/night, the last chapter covers what happens later.

The cover is great!

This is a book for you if you like thrillers in novella length, the Christmas season, and fast reads.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV First person


About the author

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kristina Rienzi writes dark and gritty suspense thrillers set on the East Coast. Kristina’s background in psychology is prevalent in her stories, with her characters ever pushing the boundaries of the human experience. Her début novel, Choosing Evil hit the Amazon’s bestseller list in horror/occult. Since then, she’s written Luring Shadows, Twisted, Winter Road and is awaiting her publisher’s release of Breaking Evil, the sequel to Choosing Evil.

When she’s not writing, you’ll find Kristina painting, relaxing on the beach, watching terrifying television, rooting for her West Virginia Mountaineers or spending time with her loved ones, wine in hand. She currently lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband, two dogs and a cat, and is working on her fifth novel.


Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Winter Road?  Or – if you did not yet read Winter Road – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Winter Road was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

10 Statements – Kristina Rienzi



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