Lucas and Tamsen Sawyer are nearly killed when their raft was capsized while they were heading down the Greensnake River on their way to a new start. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall who takes them to his home where his wife and son help to nurse them back to health. Strange things begin to happen, the strangeness is linked to a huge tree that stands in the middle of the woods and seems to control Duvall. The question is why?
I have to say this was a strange book. I had a hard time understanding what was happening yet I was compelled to continue reading. I had to find out what the secrets behind Duvall and his wife were and what was the creepy pull of that tree. I have to admit that I never really did get comfortable with the flow of the story but personally, I think that was the author's plan. To keep us creeped out and on the edge of our seat turning pages while our family fends for themselves, because we have to see what is coming next.
Devil Tree is a dark, creepy story. We have love, guilt, confusion, the supernatural and that darn tree! This is not the kind of horror that grosses you out though we have a bit of that too. This is the creepy, in your head kind where what you don't see or don't know is what scares you.
Any horror lovers should give this book a read.
The roots of evil run deeper than you can ever imagine.
Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen find themselves marooned in the heart of a mid-nineteenth century wilderness forest. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall, a mysterious woodsman abiding in this strange valley with his wife Jezebel and thier son Cord. Brooding over all stands the Devil Tree - a huge evil jackpine that has summoned them to this valley to feed upon their collective emotions and their unnatural offspring. Part earth spirit, part elder demon - the tree is farming them.
The characters are bound in a tightening noose of of undeniable fate. As winter sets in they must face the tree's unholy fury in an utterly horrific finale.
Devil-Tree is a story that will take you further into the heart of unimaginable horror.