The House in the Pines (Hardback)Ana Reyes (author)
Highly atmospheric and truly chilling, Reyes' addictive psychological thriller finds Maya reliving a trauma from her past in order to save the life of the next visitor to the titular cabin.
This is the story of a house.
The cabin lies deep in the woods, where the trees are so dense it's easy to miss. On the outside it might look like it's crumbling, crawling with weeds, but on the inside it's warm and cosy. A fire crackles in the fireplace. Dinner simmers on the stove.
Maya once saw this cabin as an idyllic place, like a cottage from a fairy tale, but now she knows the danger that lurks beneath. The summer she visited the cabin was the summer her best friend Aubrey died.
Now, another woman from Maya's hometown has died in the same strange, unexplained way, and Maya believes only she can save the next innocent girl.
Guided by her fractured memory and a mysterious, unfinished book by her late father, Maya returns home to face the house in the pines and the man who waits there - the man she's tried so hard to forget.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm
This is an absolute, can't-put-it-down thriller . . . It's truly a wild ride that had me flying through chapter after chapter - which I think is the perfect way to kick off your year of reading - Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Jan ’23 Pick)
A creepy work of unreliable memory and desire - The Times
Powerfully eerie and atmospheric, The House in the Pines is a compelling mix of psychological thriller and dark fairy tale. By focusing not on whodunnit but how and why, Ana Reyes' stellar debut explores the many ways our memories can fail us - and how they can set us free - Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE
Loved it! Read in a single-sitting, totally enthralled and desperate to learn the truth! - Lisa Gardner, the Sunday Times bestselling author of BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED
It's a back-and-forth book that'll leave you on the edge of your seat, for sure - New York Post
The House in the Pines has a great hook, a beautifully painted central protagonist and a genuinely creepy villain. I loved it. Superb. - M. W. Craven, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE BOTANIST
Reyes' debut is a gripping, intelligent thriller that chilled me to the bone. With its intricate plotting, gorgeous prose and complex, richly drawn characters, The House in the Pines is that rare book that you live inside from the first page to the last. I didn't want it to end - and I can't wait for readers to discover my new favorite author - Andrea Bartz, author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick WE WERE NEVER HERE
One of the creepiest, most intoxicating thrillers I've ever read. I was completely enthralled, thoroughly unsettled and finished reading feeling both dazed and in awe. I'm certain this is destined to be one of my favourite books of the year - B.P. Walter, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE DINNER GUEST
I DEVOURED this book! There's something about the writing that is so sensuous and transportive, while also filled with an underlying sense of dread. . . . I enjoyed the themes of storytelling, generational ties, complicated female friendship, and control - Julia Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of THE WRITING RETREAT
Dark, unsettling and unusual, it stayed with me long after I'd turned the final page - Carly Reagon, author of THE TOLL HOUSE
The House in the Pines unfolds like a magic show. Atmospheric, twisty, and skillfully wrought - this was an utterly engrossing reading experience. I wish I could go back and experience it again for the first time - Susie Yang, New York Times bestselling author of WHITE IVY
Ana Ryes delves into a complex female friendship and the fragile nature of memory to weave together a smart, eerie, and completely addictive story of psychological suspense. Reyes is a debut author to watch - Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of FIND ME
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