The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry is one of the best Adult Horror novels I’ve ever read!
When people go missing in the sleepy town of Smith’s Hollow, the only clue to their fate comes when a teenager starts having terrifying visions, in a chilling horror novel from national bestselling author Christina Henry.
When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in the town of Smiths Hollow, Lauren is surprised, but she also expects that the police won’t find the killer. After all, the year before her father’s body was found with his heart missing, and since then everyone has moved on. Even her best friend, Miranda, has become more interested in boys than in spending time at the old ghost tree, the way they used to when they were kids.
So when Lauren has a vision of a monster dragging the remains of the girls through the woods, she knows she can’t just do nothing. Not like the rest of her town. But as she draws closer to answers, she realizes that the foundation of her seemingly normal town might be rotten at the center. And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will.
Oh. My. God. This book. Was. Amazing!
If you are any kind of horror fan, this spine-chilling novel is perfect for you! From the graphic murders to the it’s-behind-your-shoulder, spooky writing, you WILL be freightened by what’s to come.
I can honestly say, it’s been A LONG TIME since I was seriously scared by a book. And this one delivered! I read this swaddled in bed one night and I had to actually stop a few times because it was freaking me out. The writing was phenomenal. From the dynamic characters to the mysterious murdering beast, this multiple POV story creates one of the best horror circumstances. Even though it was all in my head, this felt like it combined real-life with a supernatural, creepy, deadly suspense you can’t put down.
If you like small town, forest-y, gruesome, mysteries, you’ll want to read this 5 out of 5 star read with the lights on..
Please note, there is a trigger warning for racism thanks to a VERY ANNOYING character.
Published: 8 September 2020
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genre: Adult Horror / Mystery
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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