The House in the Pines - Ana Reyes

The House in the Pines

By Ana Reyes

  • Release Date: 2023-01-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 458 Ratings


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 Jan ’23 Pick)

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, mysteriously 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.


  • Boring

    By Bobby B6
    Too difficult to continue reading and then just drags on and on.
  • A real page turner!

    By luv wine
    Right from the beginning the story is interesting and just gets better and better. Very worthwhile read.
  • The house in the pines

    By Dmurphytx
    Not good. Don’t waste your money
  • The House in the Pines

    By schroegran
    I stopped reading this book three-quarters of the way through! I simply could not continue and, at that point, didn't even care how it ended. The story was convoluted, poorly written and boring. The protagonist was an unsympathetic and frustrating character. Sorry Reese, you blew this one!ozgran
  • Not my style

    By CarolynShoey
    Good writing, but not my style. It was creepy and I didn’t like ending.
  • Waste of money

    By Amigo73
    Take a hard pass on this one. A Psy 101 student could see where this fiction was headed. There were no thrills in this “thriller”, just an insult to the intelligence of the reader and a lot of insults to the art of therapeutic hypnotherapy, Perhaps future works by this author will be better researched.
  • Riveting

    By curlupandreadabook
    . . .and disturbing.
  • The House in the Pines

    Had to force myself to finish this book. Not well written. Ambles through the entire book. I wouldn’t even give it one star.
  • Beautiful storytelling

    By Loveable666
    Oh I loved this story! It was so good! I loved the writing and it really kept me guessing on what was going on. Cannot wait to read Ana Reyes next book.
  • Great thriller

    By Jordantb
    I really liked the plot. I wish the ending was expanded upon.