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Kaitlyn didn’t believe in ghosts—not until one killed her boyfriend and her best friend. Now she must stop the spirit haunting the Devil’s Tree, or she could be next.
 
Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn wants to escape her drunk mama and her trailer park home life to enjoy a Saturday night off work. Instead, her boyfriend, Hunter, convinces her to go with him and their best friends
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Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Celtic Sea, LLC
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
This is a good horror book aimed a teens/young adult. It centres around the Devil's Tree, a place of many accidents,deaths and rumours of witchcraft. When Kaitlyn and her boyfriend Hunter along with their best friends Dylan and Keisha decide to do the tree and take pictures, little did they know they would become its next victims. After a horrible crash that killed Hunter and Keishea, leaving Dylan and Kaitlyn alive, they soon discover that Hunter and Keisha are haunting them, wanting Dylan and ...more
Kylie
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hidden-gems
The Devil’s Tree is a YA horror story where we meet Kaitlyn, her boyfriend Hunter, Hunter’s best friend Dylan and Dylan’s girlfriend/Kaitlyn’s best friend Keisha. The story takes place in a small town where prejudices still run wild. Townspeople (and their parents) have a problem with wealthy Hunter dating trailer park Kaitlyn, and white Dylan dating black Keisha. Along with being small minded people, there are tales of the Devil’s Tree; a tree on the outskirts of town where several people have ...more
Taunya Miller
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Steven
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A twisted, barren tree stands on the outskirts of a small Texas town. The tree contains an ancient evil, a horror awaiting any who get too near. Kaitlyn Karly, a high-school girl ashamed of her trailer-park poverty, is among those who unwittingly approach the tree.

In her debut novel, author Susan McCauley tells a gripping and enjoyable tale. She portrays her characters in a believable and vivid way, capturing Kaitlyn’s teenage angst and young love along with her strong yearning for a better life
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Jill Girardi
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this book is technically for young adults, it is so maturely written that people of any age can enjoy it. I, myself read it in just a couple of days and was sorry when it ended- I wanted more! It is a fantastic horror story with haunting imagery- the tree itself will stand firmly rooted in your mind (pun intended) long after you finish the book. Add to that well-developed characters with human struggles and emotions, and you get a book that you won't be able to put down. This is a book ...more
Jay
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orinigally posted on Amazon.
I liked this book. It was a fun ghost story romance. I liked the characters and the details put into the story. It seemed well researched, which I always appreciate. Reading it, I found myself thinking this was a horror/thriller version of a Hallmark. Everything seemed very predictable but well done, exactly like the Hallmark movies we all watch every Christmas. Overall, it's well thought out and enjoyable. I would read others works written by this author.

I was given
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Ashlee Olson
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. This novel was a page turner since the beginning. Lots of twists and turns that keep you on edge and biting your nails. Loved the characters. Not predictable like some. Definitely recommend.
Michelle VanDaley
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised to read this was a first book for this author - it certainly reads as if written by a seasoned author. This is a thrilling page turner with good character development and world building. I look forward to more by this author
Sue Wallace
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The devil's tree by Susan McCauley .
Kaitlyn wants to go out with her boyfriend Hunter on her Saturday night off. But Hunter convinces Kaitlyn to join him Dylan and Keisha at the devil's tree. But tragedy strikes.
Omg a brilliant read. I loved the story. Kaitlyn was my favourite character. I loved the cover too. 5*.
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Christina Vaughn
I really enjoyed the main character and how she was developed into a strong, independent female lead. Great job.
Kathy Finfrock
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm feeling a bit wishy washy with my review on The Devil's Tree. It was a pleasant enough horror story (not to be confused with the story being pleasant - it was not a good time for the characters at all.) The setup was good and the story kept my attention. It moved along at a comfortable pace. I kept the book at my side and read as much as I could during uninterrupted times during the day. I did want to see how this story would play out. I was not disappointed.

As a reader, I'm a lot older tha
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Books+Coffee=Happiness Blog
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written!

Ghost stories have always fascinated me. The light romance threaded into this one made it even more perfect. With a theme of much needed tolerance for those who are different, violent spirits and demons, and young love, The Devil’s Tree was a book I couldn’t put down,

A curse, a town with deep secrets, and a courageous girl... The Devil’s Tree will leave your heart racing, make you cry, and give you hope. An outstanding book!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for permit
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Susan McCauley is an award winning author of paranormal, fantasy, and horror for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers. Susan fell in love with writing, theater, and film when she was eight-years-old. That passion inspired her to receive a B.A. in Radio-Television with a minor in Theater from the University of Houston, a M.F.A. in Professional Writing from the University of Southern Calif ...more

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