The House In The Pines

The House In The Pines
Genre : Fiction
Published : 17 Jan 2023 - Little, Brown
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….


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.

Riley Sager, author of THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE

Loved it! Read in a single-sitting, totally enthralled and desperate to learn the truth!

Lisa Gardner

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.

Andrea Bartz, author of WE WERE NEVER HERE, THE HERD, and THE LOST NIGHT

In The House in the Pines, Ana Reyes 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.

Alafair Burke, author of FIND ME

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.

Susie Yang, author WHITE IVY

The House in the Pines has a great hook, a beautifully painted central protagonist and a genuinely creepy villain. I loved it. Superb.

M. W. Craven, author of THE BOTANIST

The House in the Pines is a compelling thriller built on a foundation of a nuanced literary sensibility. Reyes weaves together several books’ worth of story—lost novels, unsolved murders, rocky relationships, and substance abuse, to name a few—into one gripping and nimble page-turner with an assuredness that makes it look easy. Don’t miss this memorable debut from a talented new voice.

Emily Nemens, author of THE CACTUS LEAGUE

I’ve never read a mystery novel with a plot as intriguing and surprising as House in the Pines. The novel’s characters were as fascinating as the situations they found themselves in. I couldn’t put it down.

Catie Disabato, author of U UP? and THE GHOST NETWORK

Ana Reyes’ debut is chilling, atmospheric, and addictive—a perfect thriller. I didn’t want it to end.

Anna Dorn, author of EXALTED

An absolute, can’t-put-it-down thriller.

Reese Witherspoon, Book Club Pick of January 2023

Have you ever been so enthralled by a book you couldn't put it down?...This is precisely the effect of Ana Reyes' spellbinding debut THE HOUSE IN THE PINES... One of the novel's many delights is how it blends, and ultimately transcends, genre, mixing elements of suspense, thriller, and magical realism. The story thus transports the reader into a world where verisimilitude and fantasy coexist.

Zach Shultz, New Delta Review

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