A creepy work of unreliable memory and desire
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
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
The House in the Pines has a great hook, a beautifully painted central protagonist and a genuinely creepy villain. I loved it. Superb.
Ana Ryes 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
One of the creepiest, most intoxicating thrillers I've ever read. I was completely enthralled, thoroughly unsettled and finished reading feeling both dazed and in awe. I'm certain this is destined to be one of my favourite books of the year
It's a back-and-forth book that'll leave you on the edge of your seat, for sure
This is an absolute, can't-put-it-down thriller . . . It's truly a wild ride that had me flying through chapter after chapter - which I think is the perfect way to kick off your year of reading
Dark, unsettling and unusual, it stayed with me long after I'd turned the final page
Loved it! Read in a single-sitting, totally enthralled and desperate to learn the truth!
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
I DEVOURED this book! There's something about the writing that is so sensuous and transportive, while also filled with an underlying sense of dread. . . . I enjoyed the themes of storytelling, generational ties, complicated female friendship, and control