Now she's back with The Red Tree, the story of Sarah, a grieving author who abandons Atlanta for rural Rhode Island, renting a broken down house out in the boonies. When she finds a half finished manuscript in the basement, left behind by the previous owner (who later killed himself) she becomes obsessed - just as he had - with a humungous red oak tree growing on the property. Is the tree Evil Incarnate, or is Sarah just losing her mind? Or both?
I'm not finished with it yet, but I gotta tellya - I have a hard time putting it down at night. It's so melancholy and autumnal (despite its summer setting) and yet crazy intense and downright freaky. Perfect reading for the upcoming Halloween season.