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The Ghost Tree

theghosttree The Ghost Tree
by Christina Henry

Released: 8th September 2020
Keywords: YA, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Witches, Gore

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.


I recieved an advanced copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

As a big fan of Christina’s work I have been so excited for The Ghost Tree since it was first announced. The book starts off with a bang and a huge bloody death that comes with a lot of questions that nobody seems to have an answer for, and what’s stranger is that most people in the town seem to be rapidly forgetting that it even happened. It was very fun seeing the mystery unravel and slowly get answers, but you are left guessing the truth right to the very end.

What I enjoyed the most about this book was the multiple perspectives from so many different characters and residents of the town. It made the story way more interesting and was a very smart choice by the author. I also really loved reading about the bonds between different characters like Lauren/David and Lauren/Miranda. I prefered the first 2/3rds of the book as I personally found the end to be fairly predictable and somewhat underwhelming but the lead up was very well done. A great read for the spooky season and I would recommend.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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