The House in the Pines: Reese's Book Club (A Novel)

Written by:
Ana Reyes
Narrated by:
Marisol Ramirez

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2023
8 hours 34 minutes
An instant New York Times bestseller!

“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.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Pick January 2023)

Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago witnessed her friend’s sudden, mysterious death, and has since spent her life trying to forget, sets out to track down answers. What she uncovers, deep in the woods, is hardly to be believed. . . .

Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom they’d been spending time with all summer.
Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend and is kicking the secret addiction that has allowed her to cope with what happened years ago, the gaps in her memories, and the lost time that she can’t account for. But her past comes rushing back when she comes across a recent YouTube video in which a young woman suddenly keels over and dies in a diner while sitting across from none other than Frank. Plunged into the trauma that has defined her life, Maya heads to her Berkshires hometown to relive that fateful summer—the influence Frank once had on her and the obsessive jealousy that nearly destroyed her friendship with Aubrey.
At her mother’s house, she excavates fragments of her past and notices hidden messages in her deceased Guatemalan father’s book that didn’t stand out to her earlier. To save herself, she must understand a story written before she was born, but time keeps running out, and soon, all roads are leading back to Frank’s cabin. . . .
Utterly unique and captivating, The House in the Pines keeps you guessing about whether we can ever fully confront the past and return home.

The Main Character skipped back and forth in time and it was hard to keep up with. Not a book I would recommend for book club.

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Denise D.

Edge of my seat the entire read! Loved this!!

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Sarah L.

I can't say I particularly enjoyed reading this book. I thought the writing seemed immature and like a writing 101 class. It didn't make sense and I don't know what Frank got out of killing them when he hypnotized them to rape them. It's just none of it made sense to me. I was very disappointed in the end. I didn't like the story. I thought it was way too much jumping around and would have made a better horror story. Maybe Frank would have been the devil and she could have used her father's story and the tie into The Bible. I just didn't like it.

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Good story, but the way the big answer is found out is a bit unbelievable. Kept me guessing and was fun to listen to. I really liked the narrator too.

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Sharon B.

Was expecting more. Too much fantasy and not realistic. I guess I'm more attracted to procedurals. I liked Nancy Drew back when I was a preteen; not now.

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Very disappointing read. Seemed fantastical and unbelievable. Reese should stick to movies

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