For 12 years, Winter has been haunted. Her past, her memories, her feelings will not leave her alone. And now, at 16, the time has come for her to act. She must head back to her old home, where a pair of family tragedies forever altered her life. Her parents are dead, and Winter has never known why. What she discovers is painful and shocking — but must be dealt with in order for life to go on. As with all of John Marsden's acclaimed fiction, <i>Winter</i> rings with hard truths and the fundamental mysteries that teens face: Who am I really? Where do I come from, and how does that make me who I am? This is one of his best novels yet, sure to resonate long after the last page is turned.