House of Fallen Trees

Gina Ranalli

House of Fallen Trees

House of Fallen Trees

  • Title: House of Fallen Trees
  • Author: Gina Ranalli
  • ISBN: 9780982628119
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback

Two men have the carcass These words, heard over a crackling telephone line, change writer Karen Lewis s life for the worse Months earlier, her brother went missing in the small rural town of Fallen Trees, Washington And now she finds out he willed his half of a bizarre bed and breakfast to her Two men have the carcass Is this ominous phrase enough to draw her int Two men have the carcass These words, heard over a crackling telephone line, change writer Karen Lewis s life for the worse Months earlier, her brother went missing in the small rural town of Fallen Trees, Washington And now she finds out he willed his half of a bizarre bed and breakfast to her Two men have the carcass Is this ominous phrase enough to draw her into the mystery of Fallen Trees Is the answer to her brother s disappearance located there Or is it just a trap, something designed to draw her into a nightmare world and break her sanity What horror awaits Karen in the House of Fallen Trees

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There are two reasons why I bought this book. One, I’m a huge fan of the author. Two, it’s the second book by the very promising GRINDHOUSE PRESS. It didn’t really matter to me what the story was about, really. I was just happy to get another Ranalli book.This was originally published by CARGO CULT PRESS as a limited edition (and expensive) hardcover but I wasn’t able to afford it. Luckily this inexpensive paperback edition came out.To be honest, I’m not a huge ghost story fan. I don [...]

'House of Fallen Trees' is a throwback to books written a couple decades ago by authors like Richard Matheson and Peter Straub. Of those two, I preferred Straub's 'Ghost Story' MUCH more than Matheson's 'Hell House'. Gina Rinalli's 'House of Fallen Trees' definitely falls toward the Straub end of the spectrum. It begins with a slow-building story line, taking time and care to introduce us to the main character, Karen, a writer in the Northwest who heads out to her missing brother's remote bed an [...]

I won this book through First Reads and was excited to get the chance to read it. This book is a horror/ghost story. It is not in my typical genre that I read. Despite not being what I usually read, I was pulled into the story immediately. Literally several pages in, I felt connected to the main character. Ranalli artfully draws the characters and gives them life. The main character is a loner and a writer. Her brother has recently gone missing and she has nothing in her life beyond writing. Thi [...]

I was first introduced to Gina Ranalli's work through the Bizarro Starter kit. I read and really enjoyed her book SUICIDE GIRLS IN THE AFTERLIFE, so naturally I was very excited to dig into HOUSE OF FALLEN TREES.HoFT surprised me. I wasn't expecting such a timeless horror story. SUICIDE GIRLS, while excellent in its own right, was told in a completely different voice, a different style. It seemed new, the author had a young, but solid voice - very 'punk,' for lack of a better word. The voice in [...]

House of Fallen Trees is the fourth Gina Ranalli story I've read, but the first that I didn't care for. In fairness, I don't like haunting stories. I don't care for their lack of logic, weak characters, or events that can only be described as "dreamlike" because logic and continuity are both missing from the outset. This book is a habitual offender of all of these flaws, so this is going to come across as a harsh review.Karen Lewis is a "famous writer" who somehow earns money despite being antis [...]

Second Grindhouse Press Book I've read. Second Gina Ranalli novel I've read. Both press and novelist are worth reading.In House of Fallen Trees Gina creates a very CREEEEEPY atmosphere that puts the reader right in the midst of the action and suspense which left me wondering what's really going on until the very end. I really enjoyed the mind tricks she plays with the reader because it made me second guess everything that was happening. Is it real? Is it my imagination? What's going on? How is t [...]

House of Fallen Trees is a rare horror story, in that it's actually creepy and frightening. Gina is a great writer, and her books (this one definitely included) are built upon great characters in interesting situations rather than propped up on gimmickry and dick and fart jokes.I would recommend this book to any and all horror fans.

Having never read a Gina Ranalli, and when I won this as a giveaway, I immediately put it on the top of my TBR pile. I really enjoyed this book. I was able to read it in a few sittings, and could barely put it down. If you're in the mood for a fast paced ghost story, this is the novel for you. I highly recommend this book, and am looking forward to reading my next Ranalli.

I read an early draft of this novel. To me this is Gina's best novel. It takes alot of traditional horror tropes and spins them in lots of fresh ways. I know this book is expensive but it is a fantastic horror novel.

It was a long time since I had to quit reading cuz things where getting too creepy, but this one had me do just that! Def reading more by Ranalli!

I'm a fan of haunting-style stories, so I had a feeling this one would be fun for me. While there's always a lack of logic to these sorts of stories, I liked that this one made an actual effort to address them (as in: why don't they GTFO if the place is so creepy?). I'll gladly suspend my disbelief in favor of a few chills, but that was a nice touch.The thing I really loved about this story was the up-close, under-the-skin moments of fear and terror, irrational in many cases, yet so familiar, an [...]

In my mind I had been looking forward to this book forever. Several friends really enjoyed it, plus it had been on my "wish list" for so long I think I built it up in my mind to something it just didn't turn out to be. Karen is a writer, estranged from her brother as well as the rest of the family (or are they dead? I can't be bothered to check.). Her brother Sean is missing and she is surprised to receive a phone call from Rory, her brother's partner, saying that he is in possession of a lette [...]

On the face of it, this is a haunted house story. A female writer who hasn't seen her brother in years receives a phone call from his boyfriend (she hadn't known he was gay) some time after he disappears, presumed dead. The boyfriend informs her of a handwritten will in which her brother left his half of an old house to her, which the pair were doing up as a bed and breakfast.A series of weird incidents ensure, strange phone messages and messages on her computer, till she decides to go and see t [...]

This is one of those 3 1/2 star books.There was good and bad, a little from column a and a little from column b.First the good. I got sucked in, the story moved along at a near perfect pace for the most part and as a BIG fan of Shirley Jackson, the stylistic homage was just lovely (I assume it was on purpose, so benefit of the doubt there)The characters were well drawn out, the dynamic in the house was excellent. It was creepy and as a ghost story all I can say is bravo.Now the bad.There were a [...]

Karen's just starting to get her life back on track after the disappearance of her twin brother months ago. Until a strange voice on the phone tells her ″Two men have the carcass.″ When a man calls claiming to be her brother's partner, both romantically and in a budding B&B in Fallen Trees, Washington Karen feels the overwhelming urge to travel to the small town in the middle of nowhere and retrace her brother's last steps. But what she finds at the House of Fallen Trees is a classic cre [...]

I really liked House of Fallen Trees until the book just sort of stopped. I'm not sure how else to describe it. Mystery, spookiness, lots of momentum and then full-stop. A lot of books have the opposite problem but I really wish this author would have drawn the story out further. I wanted more interaction between the protagonist and her brother's SO and friend. I also wanted to get to know the house better. Plus, for obviously being part of the plot, the forest barely played a part other than th [...]

A fairly solid idea: spooky messages from the beyond about a missing brother, an old haunted house in a remote location, legitimate questions of who can be trusted and who is or isn't insane. All perfectly fine components for a scary book - which, truth be told, did have a few scary moments. But they were very isolated moments, and the frights ultimately seemed benign because the mood wasn't consistently sustained. I feel bad not giving this book a better review, but it was really lacking someth [...]

I liked this book. Great haunting type tale. This book will creep you out and make you feel extremely anxious at the same time.That being said, there are plot gaps and holes. You just wonder how no one noticed. In the end that's not really all that important. It is definitely worth a read. You should enjoy it if you have a fondness for "haunted" stories.

House of Fallen Trees did keep me engaged until the very end - but only manages to be a muddled, and facsimile copy of the haunted house genre. Disparate parts of the story are never resolved, and the mystery never fully comes together, but not in a satisfying, or thought-provoking way.

I only got to about chapter four before giving up.The writing felt amateurish, the protagonist irritated me, and the story was, in a word, trite. You want creepy? Try "A Good and Happy Child" by Justin Evansw THAT'S creepy!

What the hell? I finished this a while ago and now it is showing me back up as unfinished. I hope they didn't screw up any others. Oh well. This was a pretty good book. Not the usual monsters and stuff!

I absolutely loved this book. The twists and paranormal definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

This book was recommended by a friend was a nice, dark surprise with a bit of a sense of humor. I can now call myself terrified of small town Washington. And wind storms.

I love this author! I can't wait to read more of her books! she puts such creativity into fun easy to read books. BUY IT! A big THANK YOU to Gina Ranalli for doing what she does!

Nice twist at the endleft me thinking

very very strange, not something I usually read. I'm still confused by the whole book. Totally had my attention the entire time.

Well told story.

Quite simply one of the best ghost/horror stories you're going to ever read.

Mundane for the genre but Ranalli made me so interested in the characters I hardly noticed.

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