This is the most gripping suspense thriller I have read in a very long time. Based on the true story of a group of pioneers who disappeared under winter snows during their trek into the American wild west, the story moves backwards and forwards between the late 1800s and present time, when a small film crew discovers the remains of a wagon train whilst making a documentary on ghost stories of the area. Unbeknown to them, someone else is looking for the wagon train too, as its travellers carried with them relics of their religious beliefs, the discovery of which would have huge political repercussions in the current presidential election with the religious right.
The story is chilling in its actions, and grabs your attention chapter after chapter in which the suspense mounts, both in the present and the past. If you read just one book this autumn, it should be this.