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The House in the Pines

A novel by



Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club Jan '23 Pick)

Riley Sager,
New York Times bestselling author of The House Across the Lake

The Times

Lisa Gardner,
Sunday Times bestselling author of One Step Too Far

M. W. Craven,
Sunday Times bestselling author

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 . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"In The House in the Pines, Ana Reyes 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

"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

"I've never read a mystery novel with a plot as intriguing and surprising as House in the Pines. The novel's characters were as fascinating as the situations they found themselves in. I couldn't put it down." - Catie Disabato

"Ana Reyes' debut is chilling, atmospheric, and addictive - a perfect thriller. I didn't want it to end." - Anna Dorn

"Loved it! Read in a single-sitting, totally enthralled and desperate to learn the truth!" - Lisa Gardner

"The House in the Pines is a compelling thriller built on a foundation of a nuanced literary sensibility. Reyes weaves together several books' worth of story - lost novels, unsolved murders, rocky relationships, and substance abuse, to name a few - into one gripping and nimble page-turner with an assuredness that makes it look easy. Don't miss this memorable debut from a talented new voice." - Emily Nemens

"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

"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

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