When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in her hometown, 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 realises that the foundation of her seemingly normal town might be rotten at the centre. And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will.
Getting bombarded with new books and authors is one of the best perks of being a part of the bookstagram community. I lost count of how many new authors I’ve discovered because of my fellow book nerds.
Christina Henry is my most recent discovery. She has been floating on my radar for quite a long time now. Needless to say, I was curious to check her work out.
I remember seeing ‘The Girl in Red’ all over Instagram in 2019. Fast forward to the fabulous year of 2020 (eye-roll) and I finally had the perfect opportunity to get my feet wet.
The Ghost Tree is a mix of fantasy, crime, and mystery. Add a pinch of horror and voilà! The result is a mix that just worked, in this case.
I can easily see this book adapted as a TV series.
I can assure you that I had a grand time in Smiths Hollow and I have a feeling that I’ll visit again soon.
Overall, The Ghost Tree was a pleasant read. If anything, it could have been a tad shorter. With that being said, I don’t think the story dragged or failed to keep me interested. I did not care for all characters, but that didn’t get in the way as far as reading experience goes, fortunately.
I will certainly read more of Christina Henry works in the near future.
Let me finish by thanking Titan Books for inviting me to be a part of the Instagram Book Launch Tour.