Review: The Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash

Posted: October 26, 2013 in New Adult, Reviews
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Author:  Michael Phillip Cash

Paperback, 74 pages

Published in 2013 by Red Feather Publishing

Reader Category:  Adult

Synopsis:  Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life.  Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve.  Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet under the infamous hanging tree.  The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse.  Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

My Review:  Don’t let the length of this novella fool you.  Michael Phillip Cash is able to pack a big punch into a short amount of pages.  Successfully blending the tragic stories of the five spirits bound to the hanging tree with the current story of Arielle and her struggle to be true to herself (or punish her father), Cash does not disappoint.

With a surprise ending that I didn’t expect but totally made sense, this was a complete joy to read.  A great Halloween pick for young adults and adults alike.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

  1. This looks really interesting. Can it be read as a stand alone or do you need to have read the series??

  2. bibliobeth says:

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review! 🙂

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