Title: The Tree Beasts by E.R. Fallon
Date Published: 11th June 2020
Publisher: Darkstroke Books
“Bewitching darkness laces every chapter, every word. This is the kind of book we stay up all night to finish. It’s simply remarkable.” ~ Da Chen, New York Times best-selling author
Beautiful Blackthorn Island is a small community, but at its heart lies a big, ugly secret…
The island of Blackthorn is a seemingly normal place that hides an evil secret. Not only does the island have strange trees that appear like exotic, menacing beasts – several of its youngest residents have mysteriously disappeared over the years. Some inhabitants think that the island’s trees even look like the missing children.
Paul Gold, one of identical twin boys, is the latest child to go missing. When his mother and sister believe they are seeing him again on the island years after his disappearance, they are determined to discover the truth behind what happened to him.
But there are those on the island who are just as determined to keep the secret…
I want to thank Sarah Hardy for inviting me on this blog tour and providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
E.R. Fallon is an author that is new to me and I was intrigued by the synopsis so I thought I’d give the book a go.
We follow the Gold family after Paul, a sickly child who is also an identical twin, goes missing. Strange things start to happen to them, especially around their youngest daughter Katie. There is so much mystery surrounding Paul’s disappearance and nobody wants the family to find out the truth.
The Tree Beast is a mix of folklore and mystery, creating an almost fairytale like story.
I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere of the island, with all the secrets, weird trees and unexplained happenings.
I can’t say too much more about the storyline in case of spoilers but if you like your mystery mixed with a little fantasy/supernatural, I’d say you’d definitely enjoy this.
It was a fairly quick read but I did wish it had been a little faster paced but of course that’s just my opinion.
The Tree Beasts is an inventive and intriguing story that will capture your imagination.
About The Author:
Bestselling crime author E.R. Fallon knows well the gritty city streets of which she writes. She studied criminology and was mentored by a leading advocate for the family members of homicide victims. E.R. is currently writing a book about living with autism and also working on her next gangland book, The Trouble Legacy, with her writing partner, KJ.