“With her latest novel, Henry revisits the 1980’s with a supernatural tale of small town horror that’s timely and relevant to our world now.”
Two girls, torn apart in a terrible murder. In Smiths Hollow, this is starting to become a normal occurrence. Lauren is surprised, but based on when her father’s body was found in a similar fashion a year before, she doesn’t have much faith in the police finding the killer.
Everyone has moved on, even Lauren’s best friend Miranda. Now Miranda has boys on her mind, no longer spending her time at the old ghost tree liked they used to.
A terrifying vision of a monster dragging the girl’s remains through the woods compels Lauren to act. She can’t just move on like everyone else. Someone must stand up for the missing. The closer Lauren gets to the answers, the more she discovers Smiths Hollow may be rotten at the core.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Christina Henry hails from Chicago, where she writes horror and dark fantasy. She is the author of Alice, Red Queen, Looking Glass, The Girl in Red, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook, The Mermaid, and the Black Wings series featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black. With her latest novel, Henry revisits the 1980’s with a supernatural tale of small town horror that’s timely and relevant to our world now. Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World, Survivor Song) says: “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.”
Forthcoming from Berkley 8 September 2020 The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry is available for pre-order now.