The Ghost Tree

The Ghost Tree

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Description

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 24mm | 323g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0451492307
  • 9780451492302
  • 1,741,323

Review quote

In the mid-1980s, a terrible curse mixes with the dark hearts of prejudice and misogyny to feed on small suburb of Chicago. This is no nostalgia trip. A true page-turner, The Ghost Tree is sharp, nasty, and unflinching in presenting its supernatural and everyday horrors.--Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

"Christina Henry's riff on classic small-town horror is full of dread and dark magic, with themes that resonate heavily in 21st century America. Henry's storytelling is her own sort of witchcraft."--Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat and Red Hands "Henry is able to keep all the strands of her spider's web woven together in a neat and concise way...The end result is a complex, interesting story with that maintains suspense and intrigue page after page after page." --Sadie Hartmann, Cemetery Dance

Henry writes with a keen eye for detail, drawing readers into the disturbing world with pitch-perfect '80s nostalgia and plenty of eerie atmospherics. -- Publishers Weekly

A vividly visceral visit to small-town horror."--Booklist
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About Christina Henry

Christina Henry is a horror and dark fantasy author whose works include The Ghost Tree, Looking Glass, The Girl in Red, The Mermaid, Lost Boy, Alice, Red Queen, and the seven book urban fantasy Black Wings series. She enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with samurai, zombies and/or subtitles in her spare time. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
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Rating details

1,934 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 24% (472)
4 43% (837)
3 24% (461)
2 7% (135)
1 1% (29)
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