The Crimson Tree
Strange occurrences are happening with increased intensity and Carly cannot escape what is tormenting her. With little proof and little support, she is losing everything in her life: her fiancé, friendships, and her sanity.
Can Carly uncover what caused the supernatural derailing of her life? Can she ever get rid of her ghostly tormentor, or is she doomed to be haunted indefinitely? Determined to stop these frightening events, she has to do whatever she can to regain control of her life before things take a deadly turn.
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I didn’t realize just how much I was jonesing for a good ghost story. Ever have a book that just hooked you from the get go? I am literally astonished that this was a newly published author. She is super descriptive but not in an annoying way. I was able to visualize clearly the backdrop of the book….the tree, the leaves, the Victorian apartment where Carly and her fiance lived. Valerie has a way of not doing the information dump “trap” that most new authors fall in.
Carly is a typical girl. She is a graphic designer, she’s planning a wedding and has some pretty awesome friends. Her life is normal. Perfect almost. She lives in her dream house with her dream guy and is pretty much loving life. A fateful impromptu picnic changes all of that and Carly is thrown into a new reality of trying not to go crazy, convincing people she is not crazy plus trying to figure out if the blackouts she is having are actually visions or just a psychotic break.
This story is fantastic. I haven’t read a ghost story in awhile that I just got wrapped up in. I am truly looking forward to reading whatever else the author releases. I just followed her on Amazon to make sure I know! I don’t gush much about a book and I read a lot of books so it takes a lot to catch my attention. I am so glad I actually signed up to review the book. Grab a copy. Read it on a rainy day snuggled in a blanket. You’ll get chills and love it.
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Valerie Puri – Author Bio
Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always finds her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, Valerie finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories.
Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. This experience and her current day job of project manager helps Valerie continue to hone her writing skills. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration.
Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.