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Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago witnessed her friends sudden, mysterious death, and has since spent her life trying to forget, sets out to track down answers. What she uncovers, deep in the woods, is hardly to be believed. Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, mysteriously dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom theyd been spending time with all summer. Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend and is kicking the secret addiction that has allowed her to cope with what happened years ago, the gaps in her memories, and the lost time that she cant account for. But her past comes rushing back when she comes across a recent YouTube video in which a young woman suddenly keels over and dies in a diner while sitting across from none other than Frank. Plunged into the trauma that has defined her life, Maya heads to her Berkshires hometown to relive that fateful summerthe influence Frank once had on her and the obsessive jealousy that nearly destroyed her friendship with Aubrey. At her mothers house, she excavates fragments of her past and notices hidden messages in her deceased Guatemalan fathers book that didnt stand out to her earlier. To save herself, she must understand a story written before she was born, but time keeps running out, and soon, all roads are leading back to Franks cabin. Utterly unique and captivating, The House in the Pines keeps you guessing about whether we can ever fully confront the past and return home. Download and start listening now!
This is an absolute, cant-put-it-down thriller. – Reese Witherspoon Thick psychological tension is heightened by Mayas memory lapses and reality-bending perceptions, lending the story a dark, supernatural feel. – Booklist