Thursday, April 7, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Hanging Tree

The Hanging TreeThe Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Mr. Cash is slowly becoming my favorite author. I have read 2 books of his so far with 2 more sitting on my nightstand. I am actually excited to start my next book! Its been awhile since I have found an author I get excited to read.

The book was a quick read only being about a hundred pages or so but it did not lack and it definitely did not disappoint. The book is told in different perspectives and did not really give anything away till the end which of course left you page turning to figure everything out.
The story takes place in Long Island, New York where Arielle and Chad are on a date at a local park. They have been dating about 6 months and chad of course wants to move to the next step in their relationship and Arielle really isn’t having it. Arielle’s father is not happy with her in her choice of a boyfriend and this does not help with them arguing.
During their date they end up underneath a very old and large oak tree. Little do they know they are being watched by the ghosts of the past that live in this old tree. They attempt to carve their initials in this tree which make the ghosts come out and laugh and we are now introduced to the ghost who are Martin, Goody Bennett, Artie and the Gibson girl. These ghosts span between various centuries and vary wildly in age, but each one of them has one thing in common: their deaths are somehow connected to the tree itself. One by one the ghosts start reminiscing about their past and this is where we learn history and of course lessons to learned.

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