I've never read a book quite like this. The protagonist is an novelist and ex-Hollywood screenwriter escaping a recent tragedy by returning to her fondly remembered town in Vermont. Shades of Lovecraft (thought I haven't read his stuff) and a sense of horror permeates the novel, but it's never really realized and it takes a long time to find out the full extent of her past. At first it seemed like a ghost story, or I thought perhaps she was having a break with reality, and I'm actually not sure even now what was going on in the story, and I don't think I was supposed to.
21. Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow