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The suffering tree /

by Cosimano, Elle [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 357 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781484726594; 1484726596.Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Families | Inheritance and succession | FictionSummary: "A troubled girl literally unearths the past after receiving a mysterious inheritance--but someone else wants it to stay buried"-- Provided by publisher.
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"It's dark magic brings him back." <br> <br> Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family-it's their generations-old land the Burns have "stolen." As the suspicious looks and muttered accusations of her neighbors build, so does the pressure inside her, and Tori returns to the pattern of self-harm that landed her in a hospital back in D.C. It all comes to a head one night when, to Tori's shock, she witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard.<br> <br> Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it's clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. Wary yet drawn to him by a shared sense of loss, she gives him shelter. But in the wake of his arrival comes a string of troubling events-including the disappearance of Jesse Slaughter's cousin-that seem to point back to Nathaniel.<br> <br> As Tori digs for the truth-and slowly begins to fall for Nathaniel-she uncovers something much darker in the tangled branches of the Slaughter family tree. In order to break the curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family's oldest and most guarded secrets. But the Slaughters want to keep them buried? at any cost.

"A troubled girl literally unearths the past after receiving a mysterious inheritance--but someone else wants it to stay buried"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

When Tori Burns's family mysteriously inherits a house on land the antagonistic Slaughter family has farmed for generations, Tori relapses into her old self-harming behaviors. Visions of an ancestor's life and the mysterious arrival of Nathaniel Bishop, who was indentured to the colonial-era Slaughters, compels Tori to uncover long-buried secrets. A suspenseful, atmospheric paranormal thriller alternating between flashback and present-day narratives. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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